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Regional Economic Issues Reports

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The Western Balkans: 15 Years of Economic Transition
March 9, 2015

This special report examines the major economic achievements attained by Western Balkan countries in the last 15 years and the need to complete the transition to market economies to lay the ground for future sustainable growth.

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

This special report looks at 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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National Bank of Poland-IMF Conference

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

Warsaw, Poland


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News and Highlights

Bulgaria: Concluding Statement of the 2015 Article IV Mission. March 13, 2015.

Press Release: IMF Publishes Fiscal Transparency Evaluation for Romania. March 11, 2015.

Republic of Latvia: Concluding Statement of the 2015 Article IV Mission. March 02, 2015.

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Slovenia. February 19, 2015.

Romania: Concluding Statement of the 2015 Article IV Mission. February 9, 2015.

Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the IMF and EC Staff Visit to Romania. February 9, 2015.

Hungary: Concluding Statement of the 2015 Article IV Mission. January 30, 2015.

Presentation: "Recovery at risk? - CEE external vulnerability" by James Roaf, Senior Resident Representative. May 27, 2014.

Presentation: "CESEE economies: Outlook and challenges", by James Roaf, Senior Resident Representative. May 23, 2014.

CEE Economies After a Decade in the EU Presentation by James Roaf, Senior Resident Representative. April 9, 2014.

News Archive

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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.