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Enter Boris Johnson - 23 Jul 2019

Risks of a “no deal” Brexit, and the likelihood of a UK general election, have both risen. The UK may still be at the start of a multi-year political crisis. read more

On a 20-year journey towards a global gold-standard in trade - 23 Jul 2019

This month marks the first anniversary of the EU-Japan trade agreement. Initial effects are already observable. However, its full implementation still lies 20 years ahead of us. read more

Eastern Europe standing firm in face of global headwinds - 04 Jul 2019

New wiiw forecast for Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE) in 2019-21, with a focus on Austria’s relations with the region read more

Neue wiiw Sommerprognose: Osteuropa trotzt dem globalen Gegenwind - 04 Jul 2019

Videointerview mit Julia Grübler zur neuen wiiw-Prognose für Mittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropa sowie Österreichs Wirtschaftsbeziehungen mit der Region. read more

“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