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European Parliament Approves Christine Lagarde as Next ECB President

Christine Lagarde was voted by a majority of members of the European Parliament to become the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB) on Tuesday. Lagarde, who currently serves as chief of the International Monetary Fund, will replace Mario...

Next ECB President Lagarde In Favor of Reducing Greece's Primary Surplus Targets

Christine Lagarde, the current Chairman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the next President of the European Central Bank (ECB) suggested on Wednesday that Greece's commitment to a primary surplus target of 3.5 percent of GDP should be...

Ursula von der Leyen: First Woman Nominated to Lead the EU

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen is nominated to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission. Ursula von der Leyen will be the first woman to lead the European Union's executive arm. The choice came as a...

IMF to Greece: Implement Agreed-Upon Cuts

The necessity of the implementation of cuts already agreed to by the Greek government, including pension cuts and the lowering of the tax-free income threshold, was reiterated by the International Monetary Fund’s spokesperson in Washington. Gerry Rice said that it...

IMF Still Undecided Over Future Role in Greece

The International Monetary Fund may still participate in the Greek program and this will become clear on June 21, when there is a Eurogroup meeting, said International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Monday. Speaking to reporters after meeting...

IMF's Lagarde: Greece Must Implement Reforms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is committed to continuing its support of Greece after the end of the fiscal program in August, but there is work that the country still needs to do, especially in structural reforms, IMF Managing...

IMF Head: Creditors Have 'Legitimate Interest' in Supervising Greece

Greece will likely remain under some kind of foreign supervision despite exiting its bailout program in August it has been claimed. Head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, told a German newspaper that creditors had a "legitimate interest" in monitoring Greece...

Tsipras Meets Moscovici and Lagarde in Davos

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras met with EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici and IMF director Christine Lagarde on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday. Both representatives of Greece's lenders praised the PM for the progress in...

IMF's Lagarde: Greece Now Better Equipped for Economic Growth

Greece is now better equipped to achieve economic growth in the future after the structural reforms it has implemented due to the bailout terms, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, told German broadcaster ARD. "We can...

IMF's Lagarde: Greece's Debt Needs Restructuring to Make it Sustainable

A restructuring of Greece's debt is essential so that the future of the Greek economy can be sustainable, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a statement to the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. Regarding Greece,...