New Delhi CNN —This year is going to be tougher on the global economy than the one we have left behind, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) chief Kristalina Georgieva has warned. “Half of the European Union will be in recession,” Georgieva added. The IMF currently projects global growth to be at 2.7% this year, slowing from 3.2% in 2022. “For the first time in 40 years China’s growth in 2022 is likely to be at or below global growth,” Georgieva said. “Before Covid, China would deliver 34, 35, 40% of global growth.