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  • Give young farmers a better chance to fight desertification

    With a dramatically ageing farming population, Europe needs to provide more help for young farmers to become the future of agriculture. At the European Parliament, the EPP Group’s Fourth European...

  • Intra-ASEAN trade could exceed US$375 billion by 2025

    In November, South East Asia will be at the front of the global economic stage, when both the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet....

  • Improving the emergency services for EU citizens

    The EPP Group hosted a cross-party event in the European Parliament in Brussels at which MEPs met representatives from the emergency services from across the European Union. The aims of the event...

  • IMF-Greece Meeting

    The Greek economy is on the road to recovery and welcomed partnership with the International Monetary Fund going forward, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said after meeting with IMF Managing...

  • IMFC Presser

    The world’s financial leaders vowed to work together in a “window of opportunity” to promote the global recovery. The International Monetary Fund’s policymaking body met in Washington on Saturday...

  • IMF PHOTO - IMFC

    International Monetary and Financial Committee gathers in Washington for the IMF’s Annual Meetings. Leaders are looking to boost cooperation and communication to move the global economy to more...

  • IMF PLENARY

    At the open of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagare urged policymakers to adopt policies for inclusive growth....

  • IMF Asian Economies

    (Washington, DC Friday 13 October 2017) IMF: Asia and Pacific Still Engine of Global Growth but Gap Closing Asia’s growth is forecast to be 5.6 percent in 2017 and 5.5 percent in 2018, maintaining...

  • G20 Finance Ministers Family Photo

    G20 Finance Ministers held a meeting in Washington Thursday coinciding with the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF. The G20 is currently hosted by Germany, while the next chair will be...

  • IMF Lagarde Presser

    At a news conference to open the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Thursday urged world leaders to reinforce a strengthening global recovery and seize an...

  • Making online shopping easier with fair shipping prices

    The European Parliament’s Transport Committee has approved legislation that would require more transparency and closer regulatory oversight of parcel delivery prices. The aim is to make shipping...

  • IMF Future of Work

    Experts gathered at the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday to try to predict the future of work in a rapidly changing world. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and a panel of business,...