Bulgaria unveils euro coin designs after central bank act amended

Accession to single currency delayed due to high inflation and legal barriers

Madara rider
The Madara rider, which will appear on Bulgarian euro coins
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The Bulgarian National Bank unveiled the design of its euro coins on February 12 as it continues its preparations to join the single currency.

“This is the next important step that the institution took in preparing for our country’s full membership in the eurozone,” the central bank said in a statement. Bulgaria joined the European Union (EU) in 2007.

On February 1, the country’s parliament passed at second reading a bill amending the Bulgarian National Bank Act to meet the Maastricht convergence

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