Central Banking

Romania keeps coin featuring anti-Semite in circulation

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The National Bank of Romania said on Thursday that a coin featuring Miron Cristea, an anti-Semite religious leader and former Prime Minister, would remain in circulation despite pressure from Jewish communities.

A central bank commission concluded that the coins did not convey xenophobic, racist or anti-Semite messages. The central bank reiterated that the sole purpose of the coins was to observe the values of humanity, democracy and multiculturalism, and said that they were in no way intended t

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