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There have been deliberate attempts to destabilize Bulgaria’s banking system and authorities are investigating the case, Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev revealed.
“We are talking about an organized campaign, through the Internet and telephones, by sending SMS texts urging clients to pull out their savings. The goal is to create mass panic”, Yovchev said, quoted by Dnevnik.bg.
Bulgaria is vulnerable to potential terrorist attacks, experts argued Friday.
Albena Drobachka, who manages a project n prevention of natural and social disasters, said at an international conference more needs to done by Bulgarian authorities to promote civic education and appropriate behavior immediately after a terror act has been committed, Dariknews.bg quoted her as saying.
The refugees who apply for aid from Bulgaria, will be settled across the country and will get free housing, language and professional training for a year, reports Sega daily.
The municipalities who accept refugees will receive additional state financing. This is provided for in the draft Strategy for integration of persons who received international protection.
Bulgarian central bank Governor Ivan Iskrov has issued an official statement on rumors and speculations questioning the stability of certain Bulgarian banks.
He has described information propagated online as malicious and has denied Bulgaria's banking system could be in jeopardy.
The оull text of his statement dating June 27, 2014 is below.
The index of the Bulgarian stock exchange SOFIX lost 5.5% on Thursday, compared to Wednesday, reports Mediapool.bg.
A drop was posted by the Central Cooperative Bank (CCB) – 6.35% and the First Investment Bank – 7.95%. The shares of Chimimport dropped significantly – 10.79%, Petrol – 12.28% and Eurohold – 7.03%. Bulgartabak Holding's shares dropped by 18.17%.