The international conference on protection of the Euro against counterfeiting opens in Podgorica tomorrow


An international conference titled "A Community Strategy to Protect the Euro in the Mediterranean Area" will be held from 22 to 24 November at the Hilton Hotel in Podgorica.

The conference, organized by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Italy and the European Commission, with the support of the Central Bank of Montenegro, will be attended by officials from the European Central Bank, the European Commission, Europol, representatives of central banks and governments in the Mediterranean region, as well as representatives of the Embassy of Italy to Montenegro.

The start of the conference is scheduled for 22 November at 9:30 hours, and will be opened by the CBCG Executive Director, Mr Radoica Luburić, PhD, Ambassador of Italy to Montenegro,H.E. Mr Vincenzo Del Monaco, representative of the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs in the European Commission, Mr Marco Di Benedetto, representative of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Italy, Mr Roberto Ciciani and representative of the Italian Central Means of Payment Antifraud Office (UCAMP), Mr Antonio Adinolfi.

The main topics of the conference, which will be discussed among the participants for three days will include the latest European Commission measures aimed at protecting the Euro against counterfeiting, the role of central banks and other institutions in this process, and the safeguard mechanisms available to the Mediterranean countries in the fight against counterfeiting of the Euro.

The conference is organized as a part of the 2020 Pericles Programme, which aims to prevent counterfeiting of the Euro and related frauds through the organized fight, hence improving the competitiveness of the Union's economy and ensuring the sustainability of public finances in the Mediterranean region and beyond.