The International Monetary Fund groups 188 countries; its aim is to secure financial stability.
One of the organization's stated objectives is making financial resources available to member countries to meet balance of payments needs. The IMF therefore plays an important role in solving the crises of countries threatened by bancruptcy. Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C., United States, it current managing director is Christine Lagarde, a former French finance minister. This page collates recent DW coverage concerning Lagarde and the IMF.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said differences between the EU and the IMF on Greece's debt management are damaging the country. He called on the EU to recognize the Greek debt crisis as a "European problem."