There is growing friction between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Ukrainian government. The IMF wants the authorities to take meaningful steps to fight corruption in their ranks, and makes this a condition for further cooperation.
Belarus urgently needs a loan to meet its obligations. It is counting on aid from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In September, experts from the IMF made a review of the reforms implemented by Minsk.
Ukraine hopes to receive USD2.7bn worth of support from the International Monetary Fund by the end of 2016. Kiev's efforts have stalled, however, because the declarations of the authorities are not matched by their actions.s.
The worst of the economic slump in Russia may be over the IMF has said, but it warned of possible euro-zone stagnation and shifting politics that could make Central and Eastern Europe's prospects increasingly uncertain.
The countries of Central and Southeast Europe have stopped narrowing the gap even with sluggish Western Europe as a result of slower productivity growth and lower capital accumulation in the Western Europe.