Smallest euro coins running short- Bundesbank

Germany's central bank said Tuesday 8 Junethat Europeans are refusing to pay with the small copper-coloured euro coins and letting them lie unused at home, leading to shortages in several eurozone countries.

The Bundesbank said it had asked German mints to produce more of the small coins. It appealed to Germans to shop with the coins and "pay in exact change wherever possible."

The Bundesbank said many euro-zone countries have a similar problem, especially the larger nations. The European Cent