On the 14th of January, the President of SCECBU sent a letter to the President Christine Lagarde about the legislation passed by the Greek government regarding tax disincentives for the use of cash.

In light of all the arguments on the protection of the use of cash demonstrated by the ECB in its Opinion (CON/2019/39) and also in its Opinion (CON/2019/41) on the use of cash in the case of Sweden, Thierry Desanois ask the ECB to take a clear and firm stand against this piece of legislation, defending once more the cash payment system. 


The answer from the ECB just arrvived on 5th March 2020, 50 days after! A very neutral reply for which it seems that the ECB wants to avoid taking a clear stand for or against the issue... as you can read by yourself.