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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

How to fill Europe’s investment gap - 29 Apr 2019

The case for a coordinated pan-European infrastructure investment project inspired by the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative – the ‘European Silk Road’. read more

Vučić could be running out of time - 26 Apr 2019

The Serbian president has built up unrealistic domestic expectations about a deal with Kosovo. He may face a public backlash as a result. read more

Ukraine’s presidential elections: entering uncharted waters - 24 Apr 2019

Relations with Russia will not improve significantly, while future economic policy depends largely on the results of the October parliamentary election. read more

Where is the inflation in CESEE? - 17 Apr 2019

In the context of rapid wage growth, inflation remains mysteriously low. This reflects a combination of factors, and may not change anytime soon. read more

Iran’s structural challenges and available policy options - 11 Apr 2019

The government is in a very difficult position, owing to both domestic and external factors. Better cooperation with the EU should be a priority. read more

wiiw Spring Seminar 2019: What is the new normal for CESEE? - 05 Apr 2019

Demographics, migration, trade, digitalisation and the future of the EU were all high on the agenda at our annual event. read more

Turkey vote: what now? - 02 Apr 2019

The economic challenges facing the government remain significant, and it has a big job to reassure foreign investors. read more

CESEE in 2019-21: Moving into the slow lane - 27 Mar 2019

wiiw has just published its new economic forecasts for 23 economies in Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE) read more