Bulgarian parliament adopts BNB report for 2001

BULGARIA - The 2001 annual report of the National Bank of Bulgaria, the central bank, was approved in parliament on 4 July. The vote was 127-5, with 13 abstentions.

The aggregate government debt totalled 20.75bn leva (equivalent to 9.35bn dollars), including 1.86bn leva (838m dollars) in internal debt. (The exchange rate used here is 2.21919 leva to the dollar. The BNB-set exchange rate to be applicable on 5 July 2002, is 1.99778 leva to the dollar.) The government internal debt increased by 5