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Bulgaria and the euro

Bulgaria joined the European Union on 1 January 2007 and has committed to adopt the euro once it fulfils the necessary conditions.

Bulgaria at a glance

Surface area: 110 990 km2
Population: 7 602 116 (Eurostat 2009)
Joined the European Union: 1 January 2007
Currency: lev (BGN)

Euro information

Status: Bulgaria is not yet a member of the euro area. The lev is not yet within the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II).

Exchange rate: The current euro to lev foreign exchange reference rate can be consulted on the website of the European Central Bank (updated daily).

Adoption of the euro: Bulgaria does not have a target date to adopt the euro.

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