The Eurosystem cash strategy
As guardians of the euro and issuers of euro banknotes and coins, the ECB and the central banks of euro area countries – also called the Eurosystem – want to ensure that you have sufficient access to cash. Our cash strategy ensures that cash remains widely available and accepted both as a competitive and reliable means of payment and a store of value.
To ensure that you remain free to choose cash as a way to pay, both now and in the future, the Eurosystem pursues five strategic objectives.
Our five strategic objectives for cash