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IMF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe

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Building Market Economies in Europe: Lessons and Challenges after 25 Years of Transition

National Bank of Poland-IMF conference

October 24, 2014
Warsaw, Poland

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Video: IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton reflects on 25 years of transition

Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

A gas storage facility in Mryn, Ukraine. (Photo: Gleb Garanich/Reuters/Newscom)

CESEE Regional Economic Issues (REI) report
This report assesses the macroeconomic outlook for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe in light of the latest global economic and financial developments.

Emerging Europe: Geopolitical Tensions Taking a Toll
IMF Survey Magazine
October 10, 2014

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IMF Activities in Central and Eastern Europe

Albania |  Belarus |  Bosnia and Herzegovina |  Bulgaria |  Croatia |  Czech Republic |  Estonia |  Hungary |  Kosovo |  Latvia |  Lithuania |  Moldova |  Montenegro |  Macedonia, FYR |  Poland |  Romania |  Serbia |  Slovenia |  Slovak Republic |  Ukraine | 

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About Us

The IMF Regional Office in Warsaw was established in February 2005, succeeding the Resident Representative office for Poland. Its primary task is to enhance the IMF's ability to carry out surveillance in Central and Eastern Europe, including with regard to financial stability, economic convergence and integration, and the jobs and growth agenda.

To this end, the Regional Office:

  • complements the work of headquarter-based mission teams by focusing on post-crisis issues across the region;
  • cooperates with regional partners within the Vienna 2 Initiative framework for safeguarding financial stability in the region;
  • monitors and analyzes economic developments from a regional perspective, identifies policy issues, and informs the IMF's staff at headquarters;
  • maintains contacts with governments, civil society and other relevant institutions (such as the European Commission and the ECB);
  • provides information to the media and other interested groups about the IMF's economic analysis and policy advice in the region.