Central and Eastern Europe Regional Resident Representative Site
Regional Resident Representative Office for Central and Eastern Europe
This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Central and Eastern Europe, including the activities of the IMF Regional Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the IMF country pages for Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Republic of Estonia, Hungary, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Poland, and Romania including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents.
At a Glance : Central and Eastern Europe Relations with the IMF
- Bulgaria joined September 25, 1990
- Czech Republic joined the Fund in Joined January 1, 1993; Article VIII
- Estonia joined the Fund in May 26, 1992; Article VIII
- Hungary Joined on May 6, 1982; Article VIII
- Latvia Joined on May 19, 1992; Article VIII
The IMF’s Executive Board approved a 17-month SDR 10.5 billion (about €12.3 billion; 1,015 percent of quota) Stand-By Arrangement was approved under the Fund's fast-track Emergency Financing Mechanism procedures on November 6, 2008
- Lithuania Joined on April 29, 1992; Article VIII
- Poland Joined on June 12, 1986; Article VIII
The IMF’s Executive Board approved a one-year SDR 13.69 billion (about €15.3 billion; 1,000 percent of quota) arrangement for Poland under the Flexible Credit Line on May 6, 2009
- Romania joined in December 15, 1972
IMF Completes First Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Romania and Approves €1.85 Billion Disbursement
- Euro Area Policies: 2009 Article IV Consultation
News and Highlights
Central and Eastern Europe and the IMF
Press Release: IMF Staff Conclude Mission for Pilot Report Clustering Assessment of Baltic Countries
March 3, 2014
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
Emerging Market Local Currency Bond Yields and Foreign Holdings in the Post-Lehman Period - a Fortune or Misfortune?
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The October 2013 Regional Economic Issues Report (REI) discusses the implications of the recent turmoil in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE)'s emerging markets.
What are the implications of the turmoil in emerging markets for Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE)? Why have some countries been more affected than others? The October 2013 CESEE Regional Economic Issues (REI) assesses the macroeconomic outlook for the region in light of the latest global economic and financial developments. The REI also focuses on prospects for longer-term potential growth, and the policies and reforms that will be needed to boost growth and bring down on a sustained basis the relatively high rates of unemployment across much of the region.