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Standard & Poor's confirms Bulgaria's rating and positive outlook

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The international rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P Global Ratings) has affirmed Bulgaria's 'BBB/A-2' long-term and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings. The rating outlook remains positive. 

If a stable government is formed immediately after the elections on 9 June this year and a prolonged period of instability similar to the one between 2021 and 2023 is avoided, the agency does not expect a significant delay in the country's accession to the euro area. Even if we do not introduce the euro in 2025, this will most likely happen no later than 1 January 2026, S&P Global Ratings predicts. 

According to the agency, the Bulgarian economy has strong growth prospects over the next few years. Real GDP growth is forecast to average just under 3% in 2025-2027.

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