In 2017 the amount of Gold anyone could purchase without any government documentation being needed was lowered to EUR 15,000. But this is going to go down even more.
There is a good reason for this. Pressure from Brussels. The bureaucrats are afraid that people are jumping into Gold and dish the worthless Euro.
The new amount is set at EUR 2,000. The bill becomes into effect on the 10th of Januar. It is said that this is to stop money laundering.
You can buy more Gold than EUR 2,000. But you need to identify yourself first to the seller. Who will store the information and is forced to operate with the government. For when they intend to steal your Gold or to simply harras you.
But we all know that this is not the truth. The real reason is that Gold is becoming more and more popular. This popularity is a big risk for every fiat and worthless currency.