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Graph of the week: Main euro cash legislation

The introduction of the single currency on 1 January 1999 and the physical issuance of euro banknotes and coins on 1 January 2002 are key events in the history of the European Union. They have given rise to an intensive legislative activity on setting the rules on euro cash and on the functioning of the Economic and Monetary Union.

 The infographic below highlights the main legislative acts included in the recently published compendium on euro cash legislation: Economic and Monetary Union - Main Euro Cash Legislation 2014.

The compendium complements the European Commission's publication Economic and Monetary Union: Main Legal Texts (2014) on core legal texts on the functioning of the EMU.

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