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Iran is facing the most brutal suppression in its recent history - 05 Dec 2019

The recent protests in Iran are an outcome of severe underlying economic and political pressure, which needs to be addressed by the international community. read more

How much space for fiscal expansion? Germany falls victim to 'output gap nonsense' - 04 Dec 2019

Miscalculations of Germany’s output gap may lead to an excessively pessimistic view about how much the German government could spend without violating the fiscal rules. read more

Just released: wiiw Handbook of Statistics 2019 - 03 Dec 2019

The new edition of the wiiw Handbook of Statistics 2019 offers a wide range of updated statistics for data-driven analysis of 23 CESEE economies. read more

Mental distress of refugees: a challenge for social and labour market integration - 02 Dec 2019

About 30% of recent refugees in Austria show significant mental health problems. They need psycho-social support and psychotherapy, which would also facilitate integration. read more

Recent refugee arrivals in Austria: Challenges to social and labour market integration - 26 Nov 2019

A major study by wiiw of recent arrivals from the Middle East highlights the importance of interaction with locals, language skills and mental health support. read more

Romania: New president and new government amid economic slowdown - 25 Nov 2019

The minority government must tackle the fiscal deficit, slower growth and corruption. Together with the re-elected president, it will initiate an early election. read more

Refugees in Austria: Strong labour market integration after several years - 21 Nov 2019

After negotiating initial hurdles, refugee employment rates tend to converge fairly quickly towards those of non-humanitarian migrants and natives. read more

One Trillion Euros for a European Silk Road - 20 Nov 2019

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) has just released a new Policy Note, in which it proposes a financing model for a European Silk Road. read more

Hungary 1989-2019: “Change was unavoidable, but was done perhaps too quickly and radically” - 14 Nov 2019

As part of our ‘looking back, looking forward’ series to mark 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Sandor Richter talked to Veronika Janyrova about Hungary. read more

Eastern Europe has come a long way in 30 years, but faces some serious challenges in a changing world - 07 Nov 2019

To mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, wiiw has produced a special report looking at the past, present and future of Central, East and Southeast Europe. read more


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