IMF Mission is visiting Estonia

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From today until 4 November a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be visiting Estonia to discuss the state of the country’s economy and the economic policies that have been planned or enacted with representatives of the government and private businesses. The two-week long visit is part of the IMF’s annual consultation with Estonia.

The IMF delegation will be given an overview of the current state of the Estonian economy and the outlook for it, fiscal policy, the fiscal framework, and developments in the financial sector. The central focus will be on raising productivity, reducing economic inequality, and increasing the labour supply. There will also be discussion of the role of fiscal policy in encouraging investment to increase productivity and of ways to reduce the risks of money laundering.

The IMF delegation will meet the government and members of the Riigikogu, and leaders and analysts from Eesti Pank, Finantsinspektsioon and various ministries. There will also be meetings with other officials and representatives of commercial banks and private companies.

The outcome of the IMF visit will be presented by the head of the four-member team Cheikh Anta Gueye on Monday 4 November at 11.00-12.00 at a press conference in Eesti Pank, where he will be joined by the Governor of Eesti Pank Madis Müller and Minister of Finance Martin Helme.

The International Monetary Fund discusses relevant economic policy issues with its member countries once a year. The consultation is followed by a report of the IMF’s economic policy assessment for Estonia.

For further information:

Eva Vahur
Eesti Pank
Tel: 668 0965
Press enquiries: press [at] eestipank.ee