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What Can Be the Way out of the Impasse in Belarus? - 22 Sep 2020

All indications point towards an end of Lukashenko’s era in Belarus. But will this happen in an orderly manner or through a violent societal clash? wiiw Belarus Expert Rumen Dobrinsky reflects on possible scenarios for the succession of power. read more

A change of EU strategy in the Western Balkans is long overdue - 14 Sep 2020

New study by Bertelsmann Stiftung & wiiw evaluates regional economic cooperation in the Western Balkans for two decades. read more

Österreich & Osteuropa: Coronakrise stellt enge Wirtschaftsbeziehungen vor die größte Zerreißprobe seit den 1990er-Jahren. - 10 Sep 2020

Das wiiw präsentiert seine neue Studie zu Österreichs Wirtschaftsbeziehungen mit Osteuropa - wirtschaftliche Effekte der Krise und ihre längerfristigen Folgen read more

Stellenausschreibung: IT-Applikationsentwickler/-manager (M/W/D) - 30 Jul 2020

wiiw is looking for an application developer/manager (text is in German). read more

Deal on EU recovery fund and EU budget: Breakthrough or disappointment? - 29 Jul 2020

The agreement on the “EU recovery fund” is ground-breaking in important dimensions and will contribute to recovery in hard hit countries, but it comes at a high political price. read more

Why distorted pictures of Italy are poison for European policy debates - 24 Jul 2020

Recent policy debates concerning the EU recovery fund and public debt have strongly focused on Italy and kept reinforcing stereotypes on the country's economic governance read more

Uncertainty looming after elections in North Macedonia - 23 Jul 2020

North Macedonia held parliamentary elections to respond better to the pandemic, but uncertainty about the new government raises many questions read more

Turmoil in Bulgaria - 14 Jul 2020

The current protests reflect massive public frustration over the state of affairs in Bulgaria’s social, political and economic life during the last decade. read more

Decoupling of productivity from wages: a phenomenon of the Central European manufacturing core? - 07 Jul 2020

Experiences of productivity-wage decoupling in Central and Eastern Europe are diverse, but strongly linked to the countries’ industry structure. read more

How 'output gap nonsense' endangers Germany's recovery from the Corona crisis - 02 Jul 2020

Miscalculations of Germany’s output gap may lead to an excessively pessimistic view on how much the German state can spend. read more


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