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How to Get Faster, Stronger Growth in Central, Eastern Europe

October 17, 2013

Construction in central Warsaw. Poland was the first country in the region to benefit from an IMF program after the Berlin wall fell (photo: Fedosenko/Corbis)

Since the global financial crisis, growth in the economies of central, eastern and southeastern Europe has been disappointing. In a new report, the International Monetary Fund suggests how this region might be returned to greater prosperity.

James Roaf, IMF, Regional Resident Representative for Central and Eastern Europe