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Five things for EU-CEE to watch in Brexit negotiations - 21 June 2017

Post-Brexit controls on migration could be less stringent than expected, but the EU budget will probably shrink and the shift to a new trade relationship may be disruptive. read more

Difficult negotiations ahead in Kosovo - 19 June 2017

The election result was inconclusive, and there is no obvious coalition. It may take some time to form a government, but the economy is unlikely to be materially affected. read more

Challenges to a Customs Union and Common Market in the Western Balkans - 15 June 2017

Further trade integration would be beneficial for the region, but faces several potential obstacles. A commentary by Vladimir Gligorov. read more

Election outcome creates obstacles to 'hard' Brexit - 14 June 2017

Uncertainty is even higher than before, but a truly 'soft' Brexit still looks very difficult to achieve. A commentary by Richard Grieveson. read more

FDI in CESEE: Recovery amid stabilising economic growth - 08 June 2017

At today's press conference, Gabor Hunya presented the new wiiw Report on FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe. You may watch the main conclusions and findings in a short video interview. read more

wiiw Opinion Corner: Economic effects of Donbas trade blockade - 01 June 2017

Looking at the recent developments in Donbas, wiiw Economist Vasily Astrov argues that the new status quo might result in a ‘lose-lose’ situation for both Russia and Ukraine. read more

15 FocusEconomics Awards for wiiw - 01 June 2017

wiiw economists have been recognised as among the most accurate forecasters of economic developments in CESEE. read more

Iranians head to polls for crucial election - 18 May 2017

The result is too close to call, but the outcome will have important implications for the economy and foreign policy. A commentary by Mahdi Ghodsi. read more

EU-CEE economies started 2017 with a bang - 17 May 2017

Growth has strengthened almost everywhere, and in some places is at multi-year highs. Positive internal dynamics and strong momentum in Germany suggest it will continue. read more

Towards the vision of a common economic space from Vancouver to Vladivostok - 16 May 2017

On 15-16 May, an academic conference on 'Connectivity, Trade and Economic Cooperation' was held in Linz. It was co-organised by wiiw and the chairmanship of OSCE. read more


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