A French octogenarian who recently obtained a Romanian bearer bond issued in 1929 is now leaning towards Romania, from which he is claiming a modest sum of 115 million euros (approximately 155 million Canadian dollars). Parisian.
In 2018, a Seine-Saint-Denis resident bought a dating bearer voucher nearly 100 years ago. The latter belonged to the family of the Romanian colonel, who agreed to sell it to the French octogenarian for 300,000 euros (approximately 405,000 Canadian dollars).
The French citizen assessed the bond issued by Romania in 1929 to repay his government debt.
Based on the interest since then, the 82-year-old estimates that the Romanian government will now pay him 115 million euros.
He first contacted the National Bank of Romania, which redirected him to the Romanian Ministry of Finance. The French octogenarian then contacted the Romanian embassy in France, but had not yet succeeded in obtaining the requested amount.
However, he does not intend to dismiss the retired legal adviser. He said he was ready to approach the French Ministry of Finance and Finance or even the European Union Court to get his balance.