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wiiw again recognised among leading economic forecasters on CESEE region - 28 May 2018

Four of our economists took a total of 11 awards across five countries in the region. read more

US tariffs on cars: An expensive and dangerous gamble - 25 May 2018

The announced US tariff hike against cars would not only hurt car exporting countries, but many upstream producers as well. read more

Sailing close to the wind - 24 May 2018

The Turkish central bank has hiked rates significantly, but may still need to do more. Political and economic uncertainty will remain high. read more

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ in Trump’s trade policy - 23 May 2018

While merit can be found in questioning unrestricted, free trade, Trump's current policy is unjustified. The ugly rivalry with China over global leadership lies at its heart. read more

wiiw publishes new study on Western Balkan EU accession prospects - 17 May 2018

The 2025 target date is highly ambitious, but the greater focus on solving political issues in the region is a positive step. read more

The EU should stick with the Iran deal - 14 May 2018

The US withdrawal from the JCPOA is a mistake, and will only strengthen the hand of hardliners in Iran. The EU should try to stick with the deal. read more

Entering a multipolar world or the rise of a new hegemon - 09 May 2018

The EU and US should focus on maintaining the principles of the post-war structure of international political and economic governance. read more

Ukrainian workers in Poland: demand by far exceeds supply - 03 May 2018

Sharp income differentials and the strength of the Polish economy are likely to ensure that the current trend continues for some time. read more

Can economic sanctions against Russia succeed? - 02 May 2018

The latest economic sanctions introduced by the US will increase the severity of economic hardship in Russia, and could impact the popularity of the regime. read more

Five big questions for the future of the EU budget - 26 Apr 2018

It is highly likely that transfers received by EU-CEE countries from 2021 onwards will be lower than now, which will hit growth and public investment. read more