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The new European banknotes design is all about the redefinition of the cultural, economic and creative spirit of Europe. These new banknotes feature the "Flags illustration", the "Freeform Watermark" and the story of Europe provided by quotes of their founders and promotors. 

Made of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP), the notes incorporate many security features not available to paper banknotes, including the use of metameric inks, they also last significantly longer than paper notes, resulting in a decrease in environmental impact and a reduction of production and replacement costs. Polymer notes also enabled new security features unavailable at the time on paper, such as transparent windows, and diffraction grating.

Much more than just a financial item, the new European banknote is a new business card for Europe : forward thinking, creative and proud of its heritage of mixed population.