According to a statement by the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the European Union Commission (EU), the Eurogroup and the Republic of Bulgaria, outlining practical steps that will enable Bulgaria to start minting euro coins as soon as this is done. It was approved to join the eurozone.
“These steps relate to the printing of certain quantities of experimental coins with images of the common faces of the euro coins and the selection of national designs for the euro coins to be minted in Bulgaria,” the statement said.
The MoU was signed on December 6 in Brussels by European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Member Economist Paolo Gentiloni, European Community President Pascal Donahue, Bulgarian Finance Minister Ruzitsa Vilkova, and Bulgarian Central Bank President Dimitr Radev.
The final decision on our country’s accession to the eurozone will be taken by the European Council in accordance with the second paragraph of Article 140 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
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