February 23, 2018 / 11:20 AM / a year ago

Experts to discuss possibly regulating crypto-currencies-EU vice president

FILE PHOTO - European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis addresses a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of high-ranking experts will next week discuss the possibility of introducing regulation of crypto-currencies, European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Friday.

Speaking during a visit to Berlin, Dombrovskis also said he did not see any threat to Latvia’s creditworthiness in view of a probe into whether its central bank chief accepted a bribe, allegations Ilmars Rimsevics has denied as his lawyers fight for him to keep his job.

“It is more a question of damage to the reputation,” he said, adding that the European Union was looking at the issue.

Reporting by Tom Koerkemeier; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Paul Carrel

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