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Using another bank’s ATM to cost 2-3 euros from July 20

Greek holders of debit cards making withdrawals from cash machines of other banks will as of July 20 be charged a commission that will range from 2 to 3 euros per transaction.

This will bring these charges into line with those imposed since last summer on foreign bank clients using Greek cash machines.

Four Electronic Vignettes Devices Installed at Danube Bridge in Rousse

Four electronic vignetting devices have been launched on 4th of January at the Danube Bridge border crossing at Rousse. Some drivers, however, have difficulty working with the new machines, which has led to further delays in traffic in the area.

Within 10 minutes, three drivers were unable to get an electronic vignette from the new devices installed yesterday.

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 (

Card Payments in Bulgaria have Increased by 44% over Three Years

Bank card payments have increased by 44% between 2014 and 2016, and their value has increased by 38%, BNB Deputy Governor Nina Stoyanova said at a forum on financial sector digitization.

According to Stoyanova, the number and value of card payments made via the POS terminal has increased by more than 20%.