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Bulgaria enters final miles of road to euro area

Bulgaria enters final miles of road to euro area

A roadmap for transition to the single currency puts focus on consumer protection and transparency


Bulgarian stock exchange in 2020: COVID-19 and other disasters

Bulgarian stock exchange in 2020: COVID-19 and other disasters

The SOFIX index suffers worst drop since 2008, blue-chip stocks underperform broader market


A post-COVID economy

A post-COVID economy

What comes after the ups and downs of the Bulgarian pandemic cycle in 2020


Corona-debt

Corona-debt

Bulgaria raised 2.5 billion euro through the sale of Eurobonds under favorable conditions in September. The question is what the GERB-led government coalition will do with the money


How the government bought a bank

How the government bought a bank

The government has cleared the last hurdle on the path to the Eurozone’s waiting room by purchasing a 20% stake in the private lender for 140 million levs


Bulgaria revamps budget as coronavirus bites

Bulgaria revamps budget as coronavirus bites

The government has revised the 2020 budget to cope with the fiscal fallout from the coronavirus crisis


Bulgaria finally enters the euro’s waiting room

Bulgaria finally enters the euro’s waiting room

The country will continue implementing reforms in the judiciary and in the fight against organized crime and corruption, according to the ECB


Bulgaria gliding on the waves of the economic cycle

Bulgaria gliding on the waves of the economic cycle

The local economy continues to move in sync with European trends, while opportunities for reforms slowly dwindle


A Glitch on Bulgaria’s Euro Path

A Glitch on Bulgaria’s Euro Path

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov unexpectedly "freezes" Bulgaria's advance into the euro area despite positive signals from Brussels


Fibank trying to pass ECB’s bar

Fibank trying to pass ECB’s bar

Accrued loan impairment added up to over 65 million levs following the ECB's comprehensive assessment


Penalty mark for Bulgaria’s Green Card insurance

Penalty mark for Bulgaria’s Green Card insurance

The European insurance regulator has probed the ongoing issue of compensations paid in Bulgaria in the event of road accidents abroad


ECB’s test: who failed and who passed

ECB’s test: who failed and who passed

Four Bulgarian banks passed the European Central Bank’s comprehensive assessment, whereas Fibank and Investbank face capital shortfalls


Is Eurozone entry slipping away from Bulgaria?

Is Eurozone entry slipping away from Bulgaria?

Bulgaria may face fresh obstacles on its path towards the Eurozone and the Banking Union


Bulgaria’s c-bank urges greater caution in lending

Bulgaria’s c-bank urges greater caution in lending

For the first time, the regulator warns of potential risks for Bulgarian banks associated with the ECB's asset quality review


The Venezuelan Connection

The Venezuelan Connection

Bulgaria’s national security agency has launched a probe into potential laundering of money from Venezuela via local private lender Investbank


What should Bulgaria expect from the euro?

What should Bulgaria expect from the euro?

It is now clear that euro zone membership has improved the economic performance of new member states


Bulgaria’s euro bid moves a step closer

Bulgaria’s euro bid moves a step closer

The positive outcome of ECB’s asset quality review of Bulgarian banks will be the real entry ticket


Bulgaria’s rocky path to the euro

Bulgaria’s rocky path to the euro

Sofia received a formal promise to join the euro, but it will need to follow a longer procedure in comparison with earlier applicants


Bulgaria runs into the eurozone's wall

Bulgaria runs into the eurozone's wall

The European Central Bank seems unenthusiastic about Sofia's intention to apply for admission into the eurozone's training grounds


What Bulgaria wants from its presidency of the Council of the EU

What Bulgaria wants from its presidency of the Council of the EU

Sofia hopes to make a breakthrough on the country’s membership in the Schengen area and Eurozone. It also hopes to change its image as an underachiever.