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Deputy PM Pekanov: The introduction of the euro will reduce interest rates on loans

Atanas Pekanov
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With the adoption of the euro, Bulgaria will raise its credit rating and this will lead to a decrease in interest rates on loans, Acting Deputy Prime Minister for the Management of European Funds Atanas Pekanov told Nova TV, stressing that we are entering a cycle in which interest rates will rise. 

He added that if we achieve the national goal of adopting the European currency in 2024, we will be able to use all European instruments during crises, and Bulgaria's banking system will be more stable. 

In order for there to be no speculative activities in the commercial establishments, the regulatory authorities will have to be activated even before we enter the Eurozone, the Deputy Prime Minister also said. 

According to him, the date for the adoption of the euro remains realistic, but we have not yet met several criteria and inflation remains too high.

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