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thumbnailWorld Bank notes achievements, challenges in Bulgaria
2012-11-26With the right policies and investments in public infrastructure and services, Bulgaria could achieve its goal of converging with Europe in the next 20 years, according to the World Bank.
World Bank predicts growth for Bulgaria, Romania in 2012
2011-04-20WASHINGTON, United States -- Romania and Bulgaria will register the highest economic growth among the EU's ten ex-communist members, the World Bank s...
Serbia agrees to $800m loan with World Bank
2011-04-18WASHINGTON, United States -- The Serbian government has reached an agreement on an $800m four-year loan with the World Bank, Prime Minister Mirko Cve...
World Bank, Romania to sign new agreement on assistance
2011-01-19BUCHAREST, Romania -- The World Bank, together with the IMF and the European Commission (EC), will sign a new agreement, most likely for two years, t...
World Bank's Zoellick praises Bulgarian government
2010-08-31SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, has praised the Bulgarian government's efforts to fight corruption and organised cri...
thumbnailWorld Bank helps tackle BiH's public expenditures
2010-05-06With huge public outlays failing to reach those in most need, the search is on for a viable solution.
thumbnailBulgaria announces new EU commissioner candidate
2010-01-20Bulgaria taps a World Bank official as its new EU commissioner candidate following the withdrawal of Rumiana Jeleva.
Serbia signs 384m-euro loan agreement
2009-10-25LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg --Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic and European Investment Bank President Philippe Maystadt signed an agreement Friday (...
thumbnailIstanbul summit gives birth to a "new IMF"
2009-10-09"All nations need to adapt and change, and the IMF must change too," IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said.
IMF, World Bank protests continue in Istanbul
2009-10-08ANKARA, Turkey -- Istanbul's centre on Wednesday (October 7th) continued to be the scene of clashes between police and protestors on the last day of...
World Bank, IMF meetings begin in Istanbul
2009-10-07ANKARA, Turkey -- Countries in Central and Eastern Europe have managed to avoid their own financial crises but the risks remain, three huge lenders -...
IMF, World Bank meeting in Istanbul triggers protest
2009-10-02ISTANBUL, Turkey -- An estimated 1,000 people protested on Thursday (October 1st) against the IMF and the World Bank annual meetings being held in Is...
thumbnailBloggers debate Kosovo's IMF/World Bank membership
2009-07-24There was a heated exchange of views in the blog world following Kosovo's entry into two international financial institutions.
thumbnailWorld Bank backs anti-crisis plan in Romania
2009-07-20A World Bank loan will underpin measures to cushion the impact of the economic crisis. It is the first of a three-part loan programme that could total 1 billion euros.
World Bank approves record loan to Serbia
2009-07-10BELGRADE, Serbia -- The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved on Thursday (July 9th) a $388m loan for the Corridor 10 highway project, the...
Serbia to ask IMF to boost deficit limit
2009-07-06BELGRADE, Serbia -- The government plans to ask the IMF to increase the budget deficit envisioned in its agreement with the institution, due to the g...
Kosovo becomes World Bank member
2009-06-05PRISTINA, Kosovo -- The World Bank Board of Governors has sent official confirmation that Kosovo is the newest member of the financial institution, l...
thumbnailWorld Bank loan to underpin reforms in Bulgaria
2009-05-15A new World Bank loan approved Thursday will underpin social sector reforms in Bulgaria meant to facilitate job creation and modernisation of the education system.
thumbnailEconomic crisis plunges Montenegro into uncertainty
2009-05-07The half-finished, abandoned reconstruction of a promenade at one of Montenegro's most prestigious resorts symbolises the country's floundering economy.
Inzko urges FBiH to cut public spending
2009-04-16SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) -- High Representative Valentin Inzko urged Federation of BiH (FBiH) authorities to cut spending in order to e...
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