To be more precise, allow us to mention that the idea belongs to a particular French minister – the minister of finance Pierre Moscovici. He has revealed his intentions on the 4th of March in form of a request towards European regulators to review the existing policy. The aim is to unify the approach in all member countries and to simplify the mechanisms of reaction.
The official statement was provided to Euroactiv. The minister has underlined that he is asking the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) to consider the matter of Bitcoin seriously. His intention is to inform the EU Commission with a letter opting to put the question on virtual assets in the agenda.
Mr. Moscovici said:
“This is an imperative topic to be treated not only at national level but also at European level. In order to ensure this necessary convergence, I intend to request the other countries of the European Union to bring the topic on the agenda of the Ecofin Council.”
It has been also mentioned that the office of the finance minister has researched the matters around Bitcoin for more than a year and is ready to present the results to ECOFIN.