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Bulgarian presidency to focus on Western Balkans, post-Brexit budget & migration - 21 Dec 2017

The government has missed the chance to highlight areas where Bulgaria is being unfairly treated by the EU. read more

IMF-led reforms in Ukraine: Barking up the wrong tree - 19 Dec 2017

Major reforms have been enacted, but a new wiiw study argues that the introduction of inflation targeting and increase in the effective retirement age will do more harm than good. read more

The EU at a crossroads - 18 Dec 2017

Current discussions over reform are running into familiar (German) obstacles, but politicians should act now while the economic backdrop is favourable. read more

The EU’s peripheral role in China’s global vision - 14 Dec 2017

The Belt and Road Initiative creates global opportunities and challenges. Though hotly debated in the EU, geographically and economically, the core of the strategy lies in Asia. read more

Outward migration from EU-CEE is slowing - 13 Dec 2017

Workers will continue to move from EU-CEE to Western Europe, but Brexit and better prospects at home will keep the numbers lower than in the last decade. read more

Boom times in Turkey - 11 Dec 2017

The large current account deficit leaves the economy vulnerable to a hike in US rates or a change in investor sentiment. read more

Just released: wiiw Handbook of Statistics 2017 - 06 Dec 2017

The twenty-third edition of the wiiw Handbook has been released, with comprehensive, updated and expanded macroeconomic statistics for 22 CESEE countries. read more

There is no economic rationale for bad EU-Russia relations - 05 Dec 2017

Sticking to the current stalemate will be costly for both sides, with the opportunity costs accumulating over time. However, a breakthrough looks unlikely. read more

Five key considerations for the future of EU cohesion policy - 28 Nov 2017

Brexit and a less supportive attitude in wealthy member states could mean smaller transfers from the EU budget for EU-CEE post-2020. That may not be wholly a bad thing. read more

Building bridges, not walls, across the Eurasian economic space - 24 Nov 2017

Amat Adarov discussed challenges & prospects of Eurasian Economic Integration at the international forum 'Eurasian Economic Union' organised by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. read more