Polish finance minister resigns to join IMF

Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka said that Finance Minister Andrzej Raczko was leaving the government for a post at the International Monetary Fund and would be replaced on Wednesday by the economist Miroslaw Gronicki, AFP reported Friday.

Gronicki, 54, is "one of the greatest Polish economists," the head of government said, according to AFP.

"There's a 90 percent chance that I would accept this post under certain conditions which I must yet define this evening during an interview with the Pri