BBC 'Euro' (€s) stories

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BBC 'Euro' (€s) stories

Post by daib0 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:44 pm

There’s definitely MONEY where you don’t expect it!!
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Austria clears German who imported damaged euros from China
A German man arrested in Austria for alleged fraud after trying to convert thousands of old and damaged euro coins imported from China has been acquitted. The €1 and €2 coins were collected from scrapped cars and washing machines sent to China from Western countries.
Full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46453983
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Geneva: 500 euro notes found flushed down toilets
Swiss prosecutors are investigating why tens of thousands of euros were flushed down toilets in Geneva. The €500 (£440; $600) notes were cut up and found in the toilets of a branch of the bank UBS and in three nearby restaurants. Thousands of francs have reportedly been spent on plumbing repairs to unclog the surrounding pipes. The high-value euro notes are due to be withdrawn in 2018 over fears they facilitate illegal activities.
Full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41306934
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UK tourist in Venice hands big euro find to police
Arriving in Venice at the weekend on a holiday in Italy, a 67-year-old British woman discovered a plastic bag containing €2,700 (£2,400; $3,200). Instead of pocketing the surprise windfall, she handed it in to the nearest police station she could find and is now being feted by local media.
Full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41305433
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