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Turkey: Is the worst yet to come? - 01 Dec 2021

The use of negative real interest rates to support credit growth has again led to a lira rout and skyrocketing inflation. The crisis is unlikely to be over read more

East Central Europe needs a new growth model - 29 Nov 2021

EU-CEE countries must focus on innovation to cope with decarbonisation and digitalisation. Germany and Austria should gain, despite some challenges read more

Free trade policy is not the optimal trade policy - 16 Nov 2021

Countries and trading blocs such as the EU should be free to choose the trade policy they deem optimal. This requires a renunciation of the holy grail of free trade read more

Thirty Years On: Is There Still a Post-Soviet Space? - 15 Nov 2021

Video recording of public panel discussion on the prospects for future relations between the EU and its neighbours to the East read more

Turkey: Economic challenges mounting - 11 Nov 2021

Although the economy has come through the pandemic relatively well so far, the risks are mounting, owing to erratic policy choices, high inflation and the tumbling lira read more

FIW Expects Strong Austrian Exports Growth in 2021 (+8.6 percent) and 2022 (+8.9 percent) - 11 Nov 2021

Updated forecasts on the development of worldwide and Austrian international trade now available read more

North Macedonia on a road to nowhere after the prime minister resigns - 04 Nov 2021

After the immediate fog clears, it will become evident that the country has taken several steps back read more

The Corona crisis: A setback for the labour market integration of refugees? - 04 Nov 2021

Women, higher educated and young people most affected; crisis opened up opportunities for low-skilled in atypical employment read more

The uneven effect of the pandemic on CESEE labour markets - 22 Oct 2021

An analysis of the labour market response to the pandemic reveals employment shifts between economic sectors. read more

Recovery beating expectations - 20 Oct 2021

New Autumn Forecast: Eastern Europe to grow by 5.4% this year. read more