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Fight against counterfeiting
The European Union (EU) protects the single currency against counterfeiting by centralising information, cooperation, and the analysis and withdrawal of forged euro notes and coins. It sees to it that intellectual property rights are properly protected by harmonising the legislation of EU countries, and it boosts partnership between customs authorities and the business world.
THE EURO AND MEANS OF PAYMENT
- Medals and tokens similar to euro coins
- Protection of the euro against counterfeiting
- Measures to protect the euro against counterfeiting
- Combating fraud and counterfeiting of means of payment
- Penal sanctions against counterfeiting of the euro
- Protecting the euro against counterfeiting: the role of Europol
- European Technical and Scientific Centre (ETSC)
- Pericles action programme 2002-13
- A new EU Action Plan 2004-2007 to prevent fraud on non-cash means of payment
- COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACY
- AGREEMENTS WITH NON-EU COUNTRIES: CUSTOMS