The European Commission and the European Central Bank are working together to protect euro notes and coins in close cooperation with Europol and Interpol. See the 2015 Commission annual report on the Pericles 2020' programme for the protection of the euro against counterfeiting. For general formation on how the EU is working together to protect euro banknotes and coins from being counterfeited, see this video.
The EU works to establish a close economic and political dialogue with its neighbouring countries and also offers emergency loans and grants in difficult times. This new video episode of "European Economy Explained" shows how macro-financial assistance is arranged.
In June, after two consecutive months of improved readings, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) remained broadly unchanged in both the euro area (-0.2 points to 104.4) and the EU (+0.1 points to 105.7).
Note: All survey results reported in this press release were collected before the announcement of the results of the UK referendum on EU membership on 24 June.
The Council adopted a decision providing a maximum of €500 million in macro-financial assistance to Tunisia. The aim is to support economic stabilisation of the country and a substantive reform agenda, contributing to reducing its external financing gap. The support will be shared with the IMF, which on 20 May 2016 extended the arrangement under its extended fund facility for Tunisia for US$2.9 billion.