On 25 April 2024, the European Parliament issued a press release stating that it had adopted a first reading position on the proposed Directive on payment services and electronic money services in the Internal Market amending Directive 98/26/EC and repealing Directives 2015/2366/EU and 2009/110/EC and the proposed Regulation on payment services in the internal market and amending Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010.  The press release adds that MEPs of the next Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee remain free to choose whether to open negotiations based on the negotiating mandate as adopted by the April plenary or whether to draw up a new negotiating mandate. If they choose the first option, negotiations will be able to begin sooner.