“… We know that some stakeholders are preparing the ground for new schemes ... Every scheme must be examined on its own merits. ..."
Neelie Kroes - European Commissioner for Competition
Press conference Brussels, 19th December 2007
"... A more ambitious approach needs to be taken towards the SEPA for Cards and supporting market initiatives to create a European card scheme. ..."
Press release ECB 24/11/2008, 6th SEPA Progress Report