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Economist Michalis Masourakis to take over as Greece's IMF representative

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.

Delphi Forum starts online on June 9

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.

Barry Eichengreen: Economic recovery will be like a ‘Nike Swoosh’

The steep contraction of the global economy will be followed by a slow rebound as the coronavirus pandemic starts to subside, Barry Eichengreen, the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, tells Kathimerini.

BIRN Fact-check: Can Serbia Really be so Proud of its Economic Growth?

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."

Democracy Digest: Frustration Looms Over Western Balkans

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Pandemic Boosts Support for Europe's Autocrats

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".