HEBROSBANK DELIVERED THE FIRST EURO COINS IN BULGARIA
HEBROSBANK was the first bank in Bulgaria to deliver euro coins. An official of the bank was first who received the symbolic coin at an official ceremony at the credit institution's branch office in the Central Department Store (ZUM) on Jabuary 15. The bank delivered EUR1 to 900 of its clients, who had already opened accounts in the new common European currency. The CEO of HEBROSBANK Gautam Vir said the bank opened 10,000 accounts in euro, worth about BGN30MN, in the last two months of 2001 alone.Ingrid Shikova, Director of the European Commission in Bulgaria, attended the official ceremony as a special guest. She expressed her strong belief that the moment when the national currencies in Europe will be just a memory is not in a too distant future.