The Ukrainian government should seek a new support program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of up to USD10bn, with a duration of up to four years, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) believes.
There is an increasingly clear clash between the optimistic assurances of the Russian government that the economic situation is good and the feelings of analysts and ordinary Russians who believe that the situation is bad and could get even worse.
Ukraine and the IMF have agreed upon a new program of financial assistance. The previous program ended in failure — the government in Kiev did not receive the full amount of assistance funds and the expected economic effects were not achieved.
In May 2018, the European Central Bank published a report stating that Bulgaria is not ready for the accession to the Eurozone, although the country fulfils the formal criteria. Bulgarians think the accession process is not fast enough.