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Ruling Coalition Discusses National Plan for Introduction of Euro, Anti-Crisis Measures

An expert council of the ruling coalition discussed Monday evening the national plan for the introduction of the euro and anti-crisis measures. Ivaylo Mirchev of Democratic Bulgaria told reporters after the Expert Council that the meeting “went smoothly, we discussed anti-inflation measures, which was the most important thing, and now we will discuss them with our parties, but there is unanimity on most of them.”
He added that the meeting discussed the euro, and that the target date for the adoption of the European currency at this stage remains January 1, 2024, as stated in 2017.
Continue the Change floor leader Andrey Gyurov told reporters that they discussed the anti-inflation measures proposed by the partners. At the moment, the estimates are ready, he said. We will now return to our parliamentary groups and discuss the data with them. We have sufficient margin to work with the budget so that we can support people in the best possible way, he commented.
Parliamentary Budget Committee Chairman Lyubomir Karimanski (There Is Such a People) said they are working on strategic priorities for the introduction of the euro and at the same time on the technical and operational plan for the process. He said it could be discussed in the Budget Committee where strategic priorities should normally be discussed.
When we receive the necessary analyses from the Ministry of Finance and from the other institutions, we will assess whether everything is going to plan,” added Karimanski.
In a statement last week, the parliamentary group of There Is Such a People called for the National Plan for the introduction of the euro to be discussed in Parliament and reminded that under the coalition agreement, the introduction of the euro is a priority for the government, following a massive information campaign and thorough analysis.