The 2nd conference "Balkan Network for Euro Protection" opened today in hotel Park, Split. The event, hosted by the Croatian National Bank, is aimed at the development and implementation of the measures and procedures for reducing the risks of emergence and distribution of counterfeit euro and other currencies banknotes and coins in the countries of the region. The two-day gathering is held in the framework of the project of the European Commission and the CNB for the promotion of cooperation between countries in the region and development of the infrastructure for the protection of banknotes and coins, particularly euro banknotes and coins against counterfeiting, such as the one already in place in the Republic of Croatia, in line with the European standards.
The conference, organised with the financial support and participation of the European Commission, in the framework of the Pericles 2020 programme, gathered representatives of central banks, ministries of the interior, state attorneys' offices and ministries of justice of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. Among attendants at the conference were also the representatives of the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the European Police Office (EUROPOL) and the European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit (EUROJUST).