Reynders asks ECB to test early euro notes release

BRUSSELS - Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders has said he has asked the European Central Bank to consider "testing" automatic cash dispensers shortly before 1 January next year to ensure they could release euro notes.

Reynders suggested this would be a way around the ECB's pointblank refusal to date to consider early distribution of euro notes before the 1 January changeover date.

The ECB has refused to consider frontloading of euro notes to the general public, citing fears about counterf

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