Currency round-up: Austrian leader calls for right to cash

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Austria: The chancellor of Austria has called for a constitutional right to use cash as a payment method, following a proposal along these lines by an opposition party.

“Cash plays an important role in our everyday lives”, Karl Nehammer posted on social media on August 4, citing its use for savings and children’s allowances. “And that is why I, as chancellor of this republic, am committed to ensuring that cash is constitutionally protected as a means of payment.” According to media reports

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