Minister Van Peteghem presents commemorative coin for Belgian EU presidency together with ECB president Christine Lagarde
Finance Minister Vincent Van Peteghem presented today, together with ECB President Christine Lagarde, the new Belgian commemorative 2-euro coin in honour of the Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union. This took place after the Eurogroup meeting, in the presence of the Eurogroup finance ministers. The coin therefore highlights the importance of the Council of the European Union and also celebrates 25 years of cooperation within the Economic and Monetary Union.
"With our commemorative coins, we pay tribute to persons or events with a historical impact on our country. And it is precisely for this reason that a coin in honour of the Belgian European Presidency cannot and should not be missing. As president, we have the stated ambition to use our historic commitment to European integration and cooperation for a stronger Europe. The commemorative coin therefore also very emphatically symbolises our European togetherness and conviction to achieve successes."
Vincent Van Peteghem, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, in charge of the Coordination of the Fight against Fraud and in charge of the National Lottery
From 1 January 2024 to 30 June 2024, Belgium holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Presidency is assigned to one Member State in turn for six months. As President of the Council, Belgium will lead the European agenda and promote cooperation among member states. The aim is to strengthen the European Union, with Belgium acting as a neutral mediator to lead the legislative work and seek compromises between EU member states.
High-resolution images of the 2 euro coin Belgium 2024 'EU presidency Belgium' can be downloaded here: https://royaldutchmint.sharefile.eu/d-s2bb466a8e8a142adbb34af17ae9628f0
Belgian commemorative coins are available at www.herdenkingsmunten.be