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World Bank: Bulgaria's Economy will slow down due to War, Inflation and COVID-19

Almost a third slower - compared to the forecast from January - will be the growth of the Bulgarian economy in 2022 due to the war in Ukraine and the risks of prolonged military conflict, point to further adjustments to downward growth. Instead of 3.8% of GDP, the new expectations are for 2.6%, i.e. adjustment for growth contraction of 1.2 percentage points.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn: “I am and will always be a friend of Greece”

He was removed from politics and public life in general after the Sofitel scandal in New York in 2011. He now lives in Morocco where he is very involved in humanitarian action and continues to provide his valuable advice to private companies with absolute discretion.

Greece completes early repayment of bailout loans to IMF

Greece has repaid its outstanding debts dating back to its financial crisis to the International Monetary Fund, two years ahead of schedule, the country's finance minister said on April 4.

Christos Staikouras hailed the payment as "a very positive development" that would mean significant savings in debt servicing costs.

“Fast track” assessment of the economy in the midst of a general strike

Outstanding pensions, court decisions on retroactive pension amounts, raising the minimum wage and the financial productivity incentives of civil servants introduced by the government, are once again entering the crisis of the European institutions, according to the 14th assessment of the national economy.

European supply constraints could last into 2023, IMF warns  

Supply constraints that held back growth in Europe last year by an amount equal to some countries' normal rates of expansion could last into 2023, the IMF warned yesterday.  

Without these constraints that included factory closures and component shortages, growth last year would have been about two percentage points higher, the Washington-based crisis lender said in a blog.