German retailers have scored a victory over the banks in the ongoing debate over who should foot the bill for converting to the euro next year. Holger Wenzel, chairman of German retailers' association HDE, said regional banks such as Sparkassen and Volksbanken have now abandoned plans to charge retailers for the delivery of the new euro currency. Larger banks such as Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank have yet to make an announcement, but Wenzel anticipates they will now press for the government to pick up the conversion bill. {{NEWS }}