ECB to make stress tests of six Bulgarian banks as part of procedure for accession to Eurozone

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The European Central Bank has chosen to check six of Bulgaria’s biggest banks as part of the procedure for this country’s accession to the European Banking Union and the ERM II Mechanism (Eurozone’s waiting room). According to publications in Mediapool and Capital, the three biggest banks in Bulgaria-UniCredit Bulbank, DSK and UBB, as well as First Investment Bank will be subject to stress tests. The banks have to go under the asset quality review under the so-called Comprehensive Assessment of the Bulgarian Banking System. Bulgaria aims at joining the Banking Union and the Eurozone Waiting Room by July 2019.

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