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Finance Minister Assen Vassilev expects inflation rate to subside in April

Assen Vassilev
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“Inflation is approximately within average European norms. We are 2% over the EU average. We expect the peak to be reached in March-April, after which inflation will begin to calm down. That is when energy prices will also begin to go down and we shall approximate the European inflation average,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Assen Vassilev in an interview for 24 Chasa newspaper. A significant part of the inflation in the country is imported because we are pegged to the euro, Minister Vassilev added.

In his words, the projects set down for building, within four years, new bridges over the River Danube, tunnels, motorways and other infrastructure projects are feasible and alongside the European funding, the country will be able to allocate around EUR 6 billion for them. 

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