Commissioner responsible for anti-fraud, Algirdas Šemeta, has today welcomed Member States' formal adoption of the Pericles 2020 programme to help protect the euro against counterfeiting.

As Commissioner Šemeta stated: "The Euro is one of the EU's most valuable assets. So we must do all we can to protect it from criminal abuse. We also have to protect honest businesses and citizens from ending up with fake money in their pockets. Pericles 2020 will ensure that the authorities responsible for ...

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