Greek government-debt crisis
Greek central bank governor Yannis Stournaras said on Thursday that Greek banks were solid and under control, a day after the European Central Bank denied them use of Greek bonds as collateral for loans.
"Deposits and liquidity are absolutely safe," Stournaras, who is also a member of the European Central Bank's Governing Council, told reporters.
By Xenia Kounalaki
?It was great. There were people jumping up and down,? said the young American journalist, one of an estimated 800 people working for the foreign press who came to Athens to cover Greece?s national election. She was describing the scene when newly elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras?s gave his first speech.
The European Commission foresees a modest growth of 0.8 % for the Bulgarian economy in 2015 and a further 1 % growth in 2016.
This became evident from the Commission's Winter Economic Forecast, which was released on Thursday.
According to it, Bulgaria registered an economic growth of 1.4 % in 2014, which is an increase of 0.2 % compared to an earlier estimate.