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Foreign trade shows impressive bounce-back in CESEE - 14 Jul 2021

Although the recession in 2020 was much deeper than that of the global financial crisis, foreign trade performance was substantially better read more

Cautious optimism as Eastern European economies adapt to COVID-19 - 07 Jul 2021

wiiw just released its new economic forecasts and raises its GDP projections for almost all countries read more

New EU sanctions against Belarus: What will be their economic effect? - 28 Jun 2021

Restrictions on exports of petroleum products will affect the economy at most. read more

Yugoslavia, 30 years on: Winners and losers from transition. - 14 Jun 2021

All ex-Yugoslav republics experienced a notable increase in inequality over the past 30 years. read more

Yugoslavia, 30 years on: 'The break-up of Yugoslavia was not inevitable at all.' - 14 Jun 2021

Vladimir Gligorov looks back at the 1990s and outlines an EU strategy to get the Western Balkans on board. read more

The Janša Plan is not a solution to Western Balkan territorial disputes - 07 Jun 2021

The latest attempt to rearrange territories in Southeast Europe misjudges the priorities of key local actors, not least Serbia. read more

New migration challenges for the EU in the 2020s - 01 Jun 2021

Migration to the EU will increase in the next decade, especially from Africa and the Middle East. EU policy must react accordingly. read more

wiiw wins 23 forecast awards for Eastern Europe - 28 May 2021

Our economists were again recognised among the most successful forecasters for the countries of Central, East and Southeast Europe. read more

Can the Western Balkans benefit from near-shoring? - 28 May 2021

Watch the presentation of our new study, which argued that countries must take decisive policy steps to maximise the potential gains. read more

COVID-19 took a heavy toll on labour demand in Austria - 26 May 2021

During the pandemic, labour demand fell in all industries except for the IT, Internet and telecommunications industry. read more