Three France-based members of the European Parliament have tabled a motion for a resolution calling “stricter controls over all virtual currency” such as Bitcoin. The trio have even asked to “prohibit” virtual currency exchanges transactions altogether which, in essence, is asking for a ban of all such transactions.
Three members of European Parliament, all French nationals, have tabled a motion for a resolution on “controlling virtual currencies such as the ‘bitcoin’”. The motion was tabled on November 25th, 2015.
The members cite Rule 133 of the European Parliament’s Rules of Procedure wherein a motion of 200 words or under can be tabled by any member of the Parliament for “a resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the European Union.”
The three members of Parliament are:
- Sophie Montel, a member at the Committee on Budgets and elsewhere.
- Florian Philippot, a member of two committees, namely the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Constitutional Affairs.
- Dominique Bilde, a member on the Committee on Culture and Education and Education and elsewhere.
The tabled motion is as follows:
The European Parliament,
– having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,