Dutch and Belgians plan to scrap small change

The Netherlands and Belgium have indicated they will soon scrap the one and two cent euro coins, EUobserver reports.

In the Netherlands, retail and consumer organisations, banks and the Dutch Central Bank have agreed upon an abolition of the coins from 1 September, according to Dutch media yesterday (1 July).

According to Belgian press agency Belga, the Belgian authorities and organisations concerned have also agreed to scrap the one and two cents coins.

The Dutch move follows a successful expe

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