International Monetary Fund

Structural shortcomings keeping Greek recovery at bay

"It is a national and pressing necessity for us to formally ask our partners for the activation of the support mechanism, which we jointly created in the European Union." Greeks are unlikely to forget the scene of George Papandreou standing in the springtime sun against the backdrop of Kastelorizo island's picturesque harbor announcing the country's recourse to its new creditors: the member-sta

IMF's Bob Traa to Kathimerini: Greek politicians failed to forge the necessary consensus

Bob Traa, the first International Monetary Fund representative in Greece after the country signed its first bailout program, has blamed the Greek political system for failing both to introduce the necessary reforms in the early stages of the program and to forge a degree of political consensus to deal with serious matters.

Brussels defends debt relief

The European Commission on Wednesday defended the Greek debt relief measures that the Eurogroup decided in June, in a manner of response to the International Monetary Fund, which had deemed the debt easing inadequate to render the debt sustainable in the long term.

French officials in Athens probing anarchist's role in 2017 IMF parcel bomb

More than a year after a letter bomb sent from Greece exploded at International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters in Paris, injuring the employee who opened it, French counterterrorism and judicial officials were in Athens recently to discuss the progress of investigations with their Greek counterparts, Kathimerini has learned.