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IMF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe

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Regional Economic Issues Reports

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25 Years of Transition: Post-Communist Europe and the IMF
October 24, 2014

This special report examines the past 25 years of dramatic transformation in Europe's former communist countries, as well as policies needed to revitalize convergence with Western European economies.

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CESEE Regional Economic Issues (REI) update
October 10, 2014

This report assesses the macroeconomic outlook for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe in light of the latest global economic and financial developments.

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Read IMF Survey: Emerging Europe: Geopolitical Tensions

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Building Market Economies in Europe: Lessons and Challenges after 25 Years of Transition
October 24, 2014

Warsaw, Poland

Video: IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton

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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.