Exhibition on Slovenia’s first currency opens in central bank

Ljubljana – An exhibition on Slovenia’s first currency, the tolar, was launched in Ljubljana on Tuesday as one of the events marking the 30th anniversary of the central bank. Visitors will be able to learn about the process of the planning and design of the currency, and see original portraits of figures featured on tolar banknotes.

Slovenia’s former and current currencies on display

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s central bank will mark the 30th anniversary of the first banknotes issued in independent Slovenia with a projection on the facade of its building in the centre of Ljubljana. The video screen displaying previous and current Slovenian currencies will be lit up every day until the end of October.

Currency Exchange Bureau in Sunny Beach Scams Tourists

A new scam at the seaside. In an exchange office in the resort of Sunny Beach foreign currencies were exchanged with old Bulgarian banknotes.

The incident took place on the morning of August 16 on the central alley in the resort. At a street exchange, a Moldovan received for the amount of 150 euros its equivalent in Bulgarian levs - 300 levs (BGN), but an old issue of banknotes.

Attica doctor arrested after taking bribe

A 65-year-old public hospital doctor in Attica was arrested on charges he received a bribe from a patient in exchange for treatment, authorities said on Tuesday.

He was nabbed on Monday inside a hospital while in possession of an amount in pre-marked banknotes that he had received from the patient.

Police have filed a case against him.

Banknotes Pose Low Risk of Spreading COVID-19


Handling banknotes poses only a low risk of spreading Covid-19, the Bank of England has said, after it commissioned research to find out how long the virus lasts on cash.

The use of notes has dropped sharply since the pandemic hit in March, and the Bank said one reason could be fears that cash can carry the virus.