The European Commission released its Green Paper “Towards an integrated European market for card internet and mobile payments” on 11 January 2011. The paper assesses the current landscape for card internet and mobile payments in Europe identifies the gaps between the current situation and the vision of a fully integrated payments market and the barriers which have created these gaps. The objective of the paper is to launch a broad-scale consultation process with stakeholders to validate or contribute to the Commission’s analysis and to help identify the right way to improve market integration.

The Green Paper covers three types of electronic retail payments.

  • Card payments
  • Internet payments
  • Mobile payments

The Commission asks that interested parties submit their views on all or some of the 32 questions identified by the Green Paper by 11 April 2012 to

The Green Paper can be found here; an accompanying press release with a FAQ can be viewed here.

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Original Publication Date: Thu 12 Jan 2012