News & Opinions

Five things for EU-CEE to watch in Brexit negotiations

Post-Brexit controls on migration could be less stringent than expected, but the EU budget will probably shrink and the shift to a new trade relationship may be disruptive. read more

Difficult negotiations ahead in Kosovo

The election result was inconclusive, and there is no obvious coalition. It may take some time to form a government, but the economy is unlikely to be materially affected. read more

Challenges to a Customs Union and Common Market in the Western Balkans

Further trade integration would be beneficial for the region, but faces several potential obstacles. A commentary by Vladimir Gligorov. read more

Recent Publications


Monthly Report No. 6/2017

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Recovery amid Stabilising Economic Growth

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Monthly Report No. 5/2017

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Upcoming Events

22  June 2017    5:00 pm

Réka Kinga Papp, Media researcher, journalist and performer, Budapest

A long march from state socialism to illiberalism: Orbán, Soros, and the NGOs in Hungary

wiiw Other Seminars

29  June 2017    10:00 am

Presentation of latest growth forecast for Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE) with special focus on Austria’s economic relations with CESEE

wiiw Summer Forecast 2017

wiiw Press Conferences

29  June 2017    4:00 pm

New wiiw forecast for Central, East and Southeast Europe

CESEE in 2017-19: Economic convergence despite political uncertainty.

wiiw Webinar

03  July 2017    4:00 pm

Ivano Cardinale, University of London and Michael Landesmann, Former Scientific Director of wiiw

Forces of Disintegration in the Wider European Economy: a Structural Political Economy Approach

Policy Perspectives for European Integration

Projects in Focus

Productivity, Non-Tariff Measures and Openness (PRONTO)

Client: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme
Duration: February 2014 - January 2018 read more

Labour market development of Austria and East Europe in Comparison

Client: Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
Duration: November 2016 - December 2016 read more