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Eastern Europe in Retrospect: A Brief History of the COMECON Integration

For two days in May, leading scholars met in Regensburg in order to fill the white spots in the economic history of Eastern Europe. Sandor Richter shed light on trade within COMECON read more

Slump despite Global Upturn

Gabor Hunya presented the new wiiw Report on FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe at today’s press conference. You may watch the main conclusions and findings in a short video presentation. read more

Europe’s Integration Challenged

The crises sweeping Europe represent a series of multiple shocks challenging the European project. On the occasion of the wiiw Spring Seminar, we devoted a short video clip to these challenges. read more

wiiw Opinion Corner: What are the possible impacts of BREXIT?

Michael Landesmann assesses the UK debate on the BREXIT referendum and argues that the negative repercussions of a LEAVE vote would be greater for the EU than for Britain itself. read more

wiiw diversity profile

wiiw Economist Julia Grübler joins the celebrations of today’s World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development with a dedicated wiiw diversity profile read more

Capacity building for Central, East and Southeast Europe

wiiw welcomed its 2000th trainee from the ongoing JVI course on Public Governance and Structural Reforms in Southeast and East Europe. read more

wiiw Opinion Corner: Identity politics. About identity or politics?

The refugee crisis has radicalised the publics and given rise to nationalism in a number of (Central) European countries. How is this radicalisation to be understood? read more

wiiw Reality Check: Remembering transition

wiiw Economist Gábor Hunya recaps 25 years of transition in Hungary and Romania and shares his personal as well as professional assessment of “New Hungary” read more

Video documentation of the wiiw Spring Seminar 2016

Here you can revisit all presentations and speeches held at 2016’s wiiw Spring Seminar on 7th April in Vienna. read more

Along the Silk Road

Peter Nolan and Peter Havlik, two country experts for China and Russia, respectively, present different perspectives on China’s Silk Road Strategy. read more


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