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The Electronic Payment Systems Observatory Newsletter (ePSO-N) is one of the tools within the ePSO project. A collection of the first 8 issues of ePSO-N was published in 2001 in (EUR 19922) and this volume contains the remaining 7 issues. It comprises a total of 56 articles on e-payment system related themes presented in a single volume, which may serve as a reference manual.

Each issue of ePSO-N cantains short analytical articles addressing a variety of themes, as well as a special focus section consisting of three to five in-depth articles. The six special topics addressed in this volume are:
- Security (two issues);
- Money services regulation in the US and Europe;
- Standards for payment systems integration;
- e-Payments in transport;
- Small value cross-border payments;
- South East European transition economies.

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Additional information

Authors: RADER M (EDITOR), Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe (DE);MAGHIROS I (PROJECT LEADER), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institutue for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20522 EN (2002), 146pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
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