Tag: European Central Bank

New €50 banknote unveiled

On Tuesday 5 July 2016, the design of the new €50 note was revealed. It will start circulating on the 4 April 2017; the printing works of the National Bank run therefore already at full speed.

A new book on euronotes

On 25 November 2015, the euro area will be welcoming the third new banknote from the Europa series: after the €5 and €10 notes comes the €20. This gives us a good opportunity to linger over the recent history of the development of euro banknotes. In The First Euros: the Creation and Issue of the First Euro Banknotes and the Road to the Europa Series, our Museum library’s latest acquisition, he Finn Antti Heinonen describes how the first series came about and the long road to the second series aan de hand van eigen ervaringen on the basis of his own experience.

The SSM in a nutshell

On 4 November 2014, the ECB fully assumed supervisory tasks and responsibilities in the framework of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). For teachers who would like to illustrate this first important step towards a banking union to their students, the ECB has made an animation film.

Two teams of Belgian schoolchildren to win invitation to the ECB to meet its President Mario Draghi

The Generation €uro Students’ Award is a contest targeted at teams of pupils from the last two years of secondary school that is being organised by eleven central banks in the euro area.

Counterfeiting through the ages

Counterfeiting is a perennial fact of life. Even in the days before coins came into use, people were faking the current means of payment; and shortly after the first coins were produced in the seventh century BC, the first forgeries also turned up.