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Finance Minister Christos Staikouras has appointed Michalis Masourakis as Greece's new representative to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), according to a ministry statement on Tuesday.
On September 1 Masourakis will succeed Michalis Psalidopoulos who leaves its post after five years and whom the government and the ministry thanked for his contribution and cooperation.
Three months after the cancelation of the conventional form of the event, the Delphi Economic Forum returns in its fifth edition in digital form on June 9-12, titled "The Day After."
The four-day online conference features a rich eight-hour daily program, focused on the challenges and initiatives stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, and its impact on the world.
On May 1, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic had a message for Serbs fearful for their future finances in the era of COVID-19.
"I am absolutely sure," he told a news conference, "that we will be the No. 1 country on the whole European continent this year in terms of growth rate," and "one of the best in the whole world."
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has downgraded its estimates of Romania's economic developments in 2020 as a result of the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the bank's latest Regional Economic Prospects published on Wednesday.
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Linda Van Gelder, the World Bank's director for the Western Balkans, was unequivocal in stating that the coronavirus "is wreaking havoc on lives around the region — taxing health care systems, paralysing economic activity and undermining the wellbeing of people".