Protest German printers because of euronotes

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Protest German printers because of euronotes

Postby MDeen » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:07 am

Taken from http://frontpage.fok.nl/nieuws/400922. I'm sure its somewhere in english too, but this is a translation (babel, with some corrections):
Employees of the Bundesdruckerei, one the two companies in Germany which print banknotes, disagree with plans of the German government to print the Euro banknotes at foreign companies. Approximately 250 employees carried out a protest operation at the German central bank in Frankfurt to make their dissatisfaction recognizable.

An invitation to tender of the Bundesbank for the notes was granted to a French company and the Dutch printer Joh. Enschedé. They will print the bulk of the banknotes as from next year. The Bundesdruckerei lost the invitation to tender and the other printer, Giesecke & Devrient, get still only a small part of the notes.

According to trade union ver.di stand there about 180 jobs are in jeopardy because of the decision. The German competition authority looks into the decision of the Bundesbank.


Lots of new G/X and E/X or L/X notes next year I guess.

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Re: Protest German printers because of euronotes

Postby debemaks » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:00 am

I think they are already on the market, we are talking about :note-10: G015/X5 and the first ever printed with Trichet signature :note-200: E/X (I still miss them so I don't know how they look like).
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Re: Protest German printers because of euronotes

Postby Elmo » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:06 am

These were from 2010. In that year, the German printers each received one tender (P received :note-20: ,already in circulation; and R received :note-50: , still to come in circulation). For next year Germany will print/have printed :note-5: , :note-10: and :note-50: . P only received one tender, and R received none. My speculation for next year: we're going to see X/E :note-5: , X/G :note-10: and X/P :note-50: .
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Re: Protest German printers because of euronotes

Postby tabbs » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:32 pm

Also see this topic: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=20809
I just posted another reply there and then noticed this discussion. :)

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