Eurozone crisis

Brussels sees growth at 2.2%

The European Commission calculates Greece's growth at 2.2% in its spring forecasts for this year and 2.3% for 2025, undercutting the projection of the Greek government. Brussels' forecast was below the estimate of the recent Stability Program for 2.5% and 2.6% respectively.

Bulgaria's External Debt Reaches €44.4 Billion: National Bank Report

Bulgaria's National Bank has disclosed the country's external debt figures, revealing a notable increase in gross foreign debt at the end of February 2024. The total gross external debt stands at over 44.4 billion euros, equivalent to 43.9% of the gross domestic product (GDP). This marks a slight rise of nearly 161 million euros compared to the previous year's end.

Gov’t plans early repayment of eurozone bailout loans this year

The government plans an early repayment of up to €5 billion of bailout loans to eurozone countries this year, two government officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

The eurozone and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lent Greece about €280 billion during the crisis on the condition that it impose tough austerity measures.

Bulgaria's Housing Market Surges as Banks Inject Billions in Credit

Bulgarian banks have injected approximately 3.7 billion in additional credit resources into the housing market over the past year alone, with a staggering total of over 8 billion in the last three years, according to Lachezar Bogdanov, chief economist at the Institute for Market Economy, speaking on Nova TV.