Debits and credits

Terminals for E-vignettes in Bulgaria will Operate with Debit and Credit Cards

Sofia. The terminals for the purchase of e-vignettes will operate with debit and credit cards, no cash payments. This is what Road Infrastructure Agency Chair Svetoslav Glosov said during a presentation on e-vignette purchase for cars and vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes at self-service terminals, Focus News Agency reports.

Taxman encourages tourists to pay by card

Tourists are being encouraged to pay with plastic during their holidays in Greece - and to always ask for a receipt - by a new campaign from the country's tax authority.

The "Apodixi_Please" (Receipt, Please) campaign of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) is being promoted on posters and online (

New receipt lottery next Tuesday

The Finance Ministry has scheduled its next receipt lottery for January 30.

The ministry's Independent Authority for Public Revenue announced the draw on Tuesday will concern the online transactions that took place in December 2017. This concerns payments via credit and debit cards and all forms of electronic payments.

Further easing of capital controls announced

Restrictions on individuals opening a bank account unless they already have one, as well as the addition of another person to an existing account, and the ban on unfreezing inactive accounts were the three main changes introduced by the capital controls as far as individuals are concerned, according to a decision by Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos.

Bulgarian Red Cross Raising Funds over Hitrino Train Disaster

The Bulgarian Red Cross has launched a fundraising campaign to help people affected by Saturday's tragic incident in the northeastern village of Hitrino.

Seven people died and twenty-nine were injured after a dozen tanks loaded with propylene and liquefied petroleum gas derailed from a cargo train and one of them exploded in the center of Hitrino.