In wake of financial crisis, EBRD chief Mirow urges vigilance in Eastern Europe

VIENNA (AP) — A top international official is calling for continued vigilance in Eastern Europe to ensure growth in the region in the wake of the financial crisis.

Thomas Mirow, president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, says the worst is over for the region but notes that some countries — such as Romania and Bulgaria — are still struggling.

He also says Hungary needs to be closely watched since the country's medium term economic policy lines are still unclear.

Mirow spoke to The Associated Press on the sidelines of an Austrian Finance Ministry conference.