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Protest against 'Slave Law' in Hungary - 18 Dec 2018

A new labour law increases permitted overtime from 250 to 400 hours per year. The amendment is opposed by 83% of the population and has triggered protests across Hungary. read more

wiiw Handbook of Statistics 2018 - 18 Dec 2018

The new edition of the wiiw Handbook of Statisitics 2018 offers a wide range of updated statistics for data-based insights on 22 CESEE economies. read more

Reality Check for European Integration - 14 Dec 2018

Economists and political scientists at an event in Vienna jointly organised by wiiw expressed serious concern about the future of the EU project. read more

Brexit: the saga continues - 12 Dec 2018

Irrespective of who is the Prime Minister, the choices facing the UK remain the same. A general election or second referendum have become more likely. read more

The Kerch Straits clash: Another spiral in the Russia-Ukraine conflict - 03 Dec 2018

The military clash in the Kerch Straits on 25 November will have a greater negative economic impact on Ukraine – despite the likely imposition of new US sanctions on Russia. read more

The growing internationalisation of Austrian exports - 23 Nov 2018

Trade, investment and migration links with CESEE are still extensive, but the real story of the last decade has been Austria’s increased integration with non-EU economies. read more

A bad end to a tumultuous year for Serbia-Kosovo relations - 22 Nov 2018

Pristina’s decision to put 100% tariffs on imports from Serbia and Bosnia will be economically disruptive, and marks a step back for normalisation of relations in the region. read more

Ukraine’s mixed reform progress since Maidan - 09 Nov 2018

A panel discussion organised by wiiw concluded that there have been several successes, but in some key areas progress is stalling and there are many challenges ahead. read more

New wiiw forecast for CESEE: Strong growth amid increased negative risks - 07 Nov 2018

Most economies in the region are still doing well, but the external environment had deteriorated amid a looming global trade war and problems in the eurozone (includes video). read more

New Russian sanctions against Ukraine make little sense - 06 Nov 2018

The latest Russian sanctions are unlikely to have much of an impact and may be even politically counter-productive ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine. read more


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