Payments, a desire for European sovereignty

The European Payments Area is a magnificent project, long and complex to implement, but it opens up major prospects for our European payments industry, and in particular for the French industry, which is one of its finest jewels. Europe certainly suffers from a number of handicaps that will have to be resolved quickly. However, with the instant payment system taking off, with the bank card being renovated and with the European payment system in the making, we have a great work in front of us. We are facing an exceptional situation, with widespread awareness at the level of European and French public authorities of the threat from Gafa (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon), big tech and international schemes, but also the opportunity that arises with the arrival at the helm of European administrative and financial governance of new players, all of whom are aware of the stakes, the risks and the heavy task ahead of them, [...]