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“A qualified failure” - 25 Jun 2019

Ten years on, the Eastern Partnership has failed to produce significant results according to wiiw expert Peter Havlik. read more

'Output gap nonsense': Understanding the budget conflict between the EC and Italy’s government - 17 Jun 2019

The European Commission’s assessment of the state of the Italian economy lacks macroeconomic plausibility. Fiscal policy recommendations need to change. read more

Honouring promises - 17 Jun 2019

If the EU delays the opening of accession negotiations for Albania and North Macedonia, it will send a terrible signal to the Western Balkans. read more

EU faces a tough demographic reckoning - 12 Jun 2019

By 2030, labour demand will equal labour supply in most of the EU, creating significant challenges for policy-makers and firms. These are the conclusions of a recent study by wiiw. read more

FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe: mostly robust despite global downturn; shift into services - 06 Jun 2019

New wiiw Report finds the decline of FDI in 2018 being mainly on account of Russia, with inflows to the rest of the region being either flat or increasing. For 2019, a decline of FDI inflows is expected. read more

Faces of convergence - 27 May 2019

15 years on, a new e-book presents personal accounts of the EU’s eastern enlargement. read more

wiiw wins most forecast awards for CESEE countries - 21 May 2019

In total wiiw Economists were awarded 29 awards by Focus Economics across 12 countries in the region. read more

Another strong quarter for EU-CEE GDP growth - 15 May 2019

Most countries have passed their 2017-18 peaks, but Hungary and Romania continue to boom on the back of temporary factors. read more

Unemployment in Europe: What should be done? - 13 May 2019

Stable labour market institutions, public investment programmes and active labour market policies are essential for reducing high unemployment rates in several European countries. read more

EU eastward enlargement: A qualified success - 30 Apr 2019

On the 15th anniversary of the first accession of CESEE countries to the EU, there is plenty to be happy about. But also a lot still to do. read more