Brussels presents 2.5-euro coin

Brussels presents 2.5-euro coin

Mont-de-Piété in Brussels presented its joint project with the Dutch Royal Treasury on Friday. The Dutch Treasury began making coins with Belgium on the 1st of January 2018. The new Belgian coin is a 2.5-euro coin that commemorates the pawnbroker’s 400th anniversary. This is the third Belgian commemorative 2.5-euro coin issued officially since the 2.5-euro unit was introduced in Europe. A griffon, the institution’s symbol, is on one side of the coin. There are two versions, a French one and a Dutch one. A limited amount of 25,000 coins have…

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BlaBlaCar to buy Ouibus from SNCF

BlaBlaCar to buy Ouibus from SNCF

The BlaBlaCar carpooling service is to purchase Ouibus, a subsidiary of the SNCF, from the French railway utility, and has launched an investment drive aimed at raising 101 million euros in which the SNCF will participate, representatives of the two companies announced on Monday. BlaBlaCar is to acquire Ouibus (ex-iDBUS) at a price that has not been disclosed so as to expand its service and open it up to other partners and local bus operators in Europe, the start-up disclosed. “A huge number of our carpool drivers also drive buses…

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