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Graph of the week: Protecting the euro against counterfeiting

The protection of the euro against counterfeiting is  a responsibility of both the national authorities of the Member States and the EU institutions. These combined forces focus on prevention, cooperation , training and repression which are the 4 pillars to counter the threat of counterfeiting.

A substantial increase can be noticed when comparing 2014 with previous years of the number of  counterfeit coins detected before entering into  circulation. This is  due to a law enforcement action in Italy, the second of 2014.  The overall number of counterfeits (notes and coins) remains low.

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