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Bulgaria with new debt of 255 million euros

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On November 22, the Bulgarian National Bank held an auction for the sale of government bonds with a maturity of 7.5 years and a fixed annual interest rate of 0.25%. The state loan totals 255 million euros.

In 2021, the Ministry of Finance already took a debt of 1.7 billion euros with a set limit in the state budget of 2.3 billion euros. Emissions are only on the domestic market although there are no legal restrictions on entering foreign markets. The main buyers of debt are Bulgarian banks and pension funds. Borrowing new loans is explained by the expected budget deficit at the end of the year. Following the last budget update from the previous 46th parliament, the year should end with a 2.4 billion-euro deficit in the treasury.

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