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Trade: A Matter of Standards

Non-tariff measures are the hot topics in trade negotiations such as CETA and TTIP. The FIW Workshop on Friday, 21 October sheds light on why they matter so much today. read more

Why Europe needs more public investment

wiiw Economist Philipp Heimberger assesses Europe’s fiscal policies and calls for a coordinated push for public investments, in which the surplus countries should lead the way read more

The space for an industrial policy in Europe

Last week, Mario Pianta from University of Urbino presented a wide ranging proposal for a new European-level industrial policy at wiiw. Here is a video interview. read more

EU strategies in the face of BREXIT

On Sept 19, wiiw Scientific Director Robert Stehrer presented his Business Briefing 'EU strategies in the face of BREXIT' at a roundtable in Vienna. read more

CETA – Boom für die KMUs?

In the debate on free trade agreements the question of who will benefit frequently arises. This is also the case for CETA. A commentary by Roman Stöllinger (in German) read more

Unexpected results, but probably same coalition

Early parliamentary elections were held on 11 September in Croatia. Hermine Vidovic discusses the likely outcome of coalition calls. read more

Yes means no: Referendum in the Serbian Republic is not about secession

The Serbian Republic intends to hold a referendum on whether the 9th of January will become the Day of the Republic. Vladimir Gligorov explains what is behind. read more

CETA and TTIP: same-same but different?

wiiw Scientific Director Robert Stehrer and economist Roman Stöllinger outline important similarities & differences between two trade deals currently hotly debated. read more

Falling Behind and Catching Up – Southeast Europe

For more than two years, wiiw economists and researchers from SEE analysed reasons for & ways out of the Balkans’ development trap. The results are on the wiiw Balkan Observatory website. read more

wiiw Reality Check: An economist’s tale

Michael Landesmann reflects on major structural changes having taken place in CESEE over the past 25 years of transition & shares his view of key developments of the decade to come. read more