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Press releases on banknotes and coins

22/07/2016
Euro banknote counterfeiting declines in first half of 2016
05/07/2016
ECB unveils new €50 banknote
16/06/2016
Eurosystem prepares introduction of new €50 banknote
04/05/2016
ECB ends production and issuance of €500 banknote
22/01/2016
Euro banknote counterfeiting declines slightly in second half of 2015
25/11/2015
New €20 banknote starts circulating today
24/11/2015
Eurosystem to issue new €20 banknote tomorrow
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13/10/2015
2.8 million shops and small businesses to receive leaflets on the new €20
23/07/2015
ECB and partners sign memorandum of understanding on new €20 banknote
17/07/2015
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
Decline in euro banknote counterfeits in first half of 2015 – 
overall number remains very low
02/04/2015
3rd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting
24/02/2015
New €20 banknote unveiled in Frankfurt today
06/02/2015
ECB launches online game related to the security features of the new €20 banknote
25/01/2015
“New Face of the Euro” exhibition opens in Osnabrück
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23/01/2015
More counterfeits in second half of 2014 but overall number remains very low
16/01/2015
Euro changeover successfully completed in Lithuania
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01/01/2015
Lithuania joins the euro area
19/12/2014
Eurosystem to unveil the new €20 and support banknote equipment manufacturers and suppliers
30/09/2014
Launch of the fourth Generation €uro Students’ Award competition
22/09/2014
New €10 banknote starts circulating tomorrow
23/07/2014
Lithuania to join euro area and single supervisory mechanism (SSM) on 1 January 2015
18/07/2014
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeits - Number of counterfeits remains low
15/01/2014
‘New face of the euro’ exhibition opens in Saarbrücken
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15/01/2014
Euro banknotes and coins have been successfully introduced in Latvia
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13/01/2014
More counterfeits in second half of 2013 but overall number remains very low
13/01/2014
New €10 banknote unveiled in Frankfurt today
26/11/2013
Eurosystem will introduce new €10 banknote in 2014 with support from partnership programme
19/07/2013
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting

02/05/2013
Eurosystem introduces Europa Series €5 banknote
30/04/2013
Europa series €5 banknote to be issued as of 2 May 2013
23/04/2013
Joint OeNB-ECB conference discusses the preparations for the launch of the new Europa series of euro banknotes
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10/01/2013
Eurosystem unveils the Europa series €5 banknote
08/11/2012
Eurosystem to introduce second series of euro banknotes – the “Europa” series
03/08/2012
ECB’s environmental policy is re-awarded EMAS certification
16/07/2012
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
16/01/2012
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
02/12/2011
2nd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against counterfeiting
17/01/2011
biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
03/01/2011
Euro banknotes and coins have been successfully introduced in Estonia
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19/07/2010
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
11/01/2010
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
13/07/2009
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
05/03/2009
Tender procedures as of 8 April 2009
16/01/2009
Dual circulation of Slovak koruna and euro comes to an end in Slovakia
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02/01/2009
Euro banknotes and coins successfully introduced in Slovakia
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10/07/2008
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
04/02/2008
Finalisation of the 2008 euro cash changeover in Cyprus and Malta
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10/01/2008
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
03/01/2008
The euro cash changeover in Cyprus and Malta
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01/01/2008
Cyprus and Malta join the euro area
11/07/2007
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
16/05/2007
First International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting: The euro is in safe hands
16/01/2007
Finalisation of the euro cash changeover in Slovenia
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12/01/2007
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
03/01/2007
The euro cash changeover in Slovenia
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13/07/2006
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
13/01/2006
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
15/07/2005
Biannual information on euro counterfeiting
13/01/2005
Biannual information on the counterfeiting of the euro
06/01/2005
Framework for the detection of counterfeits and fitness sorting of euro banknotes by credit institutions and professional cash handlers
18/11/2004
The Governing Council of the ECB decides not to introduce very low denomination euro banknotes
22/10/2004
Rules on the future procurement of euro banknotes
22/07/2004
Biannual information on the counterfeiting of the euro
22/01/2004
Biannual information on the counterfeiting of the euro
16/07/2003
Biannual information on the counterfeiting of the euro
25/03/2003
New rules on the reproduction and exchange of euro banknotes
23/01/2003
Biannual information on the counterfeiting of the euro
31/07/2002
Biannual information on the counterfeiting of the euro
24/04/2002
Evaluation of the 2002 cash changeover
28/02/2002
The euro becomes the sole legal tender in all euro area countries
05/02/2002
ECB recognises partners' valuable contribution to the smooth introduction of the euro banknotes and coins
25/01/2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
18/01/2002
International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen to be awarded to the euro
18/01/2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
11/01/2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
10/01/2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
09/01/2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
08/01/2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
07/01/2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
04/01/2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
03/01/2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
02/01/2002
The euro cash changeover is progressing smoothly in all euro area countries
28/12/2001
The euro cash changeover on track
20/12/2001
New ECB regulation on MFI interest rate statistics
13/12/2001
Signing of the agreement between the European Central Bank and Europol
06/12/2001
Decisions on the issue of euro banknotes and on the allocation of monetary income
05/10/2001
Euro banknotes to be produced until 31 December 2001
13/09/2001
ECB Guideline adopting certain provisions on frontloading outside the euro area
30/08/2001
Amendment to the rules for the reproduction of euro banknotes
05/07/2001
Frontloading of euro banknotes to central banks outside the euro area
07/03/2001
Joint press release by the European Commission, Europol and the ECB: Establishment of a "Steering Group" and a common inter-institutional strategy for the protection of the euro against counterfeiting
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01/03/2001
The European Central Bank outlines its Euro 2002 Information Campaign on the euro banknotes and coins
20/02/2001
European Central Bank and European Commission provide trainers of the blind, deaf and mentally disabled with dummy euro banknotes for training purposes
14/12/2000
Distribution of frontloaded euro banknotes outside the euro area
31/08/2000
Production of the euro 100 banknotes
03/08/2000
1.Financial modalities for credit institutions for the 2002 cash changeover 2. The exchange of national banknotes of other participating Member States at the national central banks
13/07/2000
Determination of the number of euro banknotes to be printed before the launch date of 1 January 2002
11/07/2000
Production of the Euro 100 banknotes
09/11/1999
Report on the legal protection of banknotes in the EU Member States
04/11/1999
Information campaign on the introduction of the euro banknotes and coins: selection of the agency
15/07/1999
Euro banknote production begins
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15/07/1999
Euro coins. Background note prepared by the European Commission in close collaboration with the European Central Bank
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01/07/1999
Information campaign on 2002 cash changeover
24/06/1999
Information on the ECB's year 2000 compliance activities
03/11/1998
The exchange of national banknotes of other participating Member States by participating national central banks
13/10/1998
Further decisions on the euro banknotes
12/09/1998
Progress in the technical preparation of the euro banknotes
08/07/1998
Legal protection of euro banknotes