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On the legal status of euro banknotes and coins 

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Dies ist eine Online-Petition of the European Parliament.

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The petitioner complains about the reduced possibilities to pay with cash at public vending machines (e.g. public parking), and claims that this is in violation of EU law. He recalls that, in the event of a payment obligation, the creditor may not refuse euro banknotes and coins, unless the parties have agreed on another means of payment. He further claims that the absence of cash-payment possibilities is particularly problematic for persons with disabilities, who in some cases might not have access to bankcards or smartphone payment applications. He urges the European Parliament to guarantee citizens the possibility to pay with euro banknotes and coins at all times.

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