Belgium skirts French attack in battle of Waterloo coin

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Paris forced Brussels to scrap a 2-euro coin commemorating Napoleon's defeat, but the Belgians use EU loophole to mint a 2.5-euro version.

France wins latest Battle of Waterloo

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Following pressure from France, Belgium has withdrawn its plan to issue a new 2-euro coin depicting Napoleon's 1815 defeat at Waterloo.

Paris takes issue with Battle of Waterloo euro coin

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French government says a new Belgian 2-euro coin with an image of the memorial at Waterloo, site of Napoleon's defeat, is 'negative' symbol.