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Escaping the Escape - 02 May 2017

On April 18th, experts from four refugee-origin countries and the Bertelsmann Stiftung discussed national and EU policies necessary to tackle outward migration of workers and refugees. read more

wiiw Economist wins the Consensus Economics 2016 Forecast Accuracy Award - 27 Apr 2017

Leon Podkaminer’s monthly forecast of GDP growth and consumer prices in Poland turned out to be the most accurate ones among leading forecasters for Central and Eastern Europe. read more

Theresa May calls snap UK parliamentary election - 19 Apr 2017

The Conservatives will significantly increase their parliamentary majority. This could mean a slightly “softer” Brexit, but will not be a game changer. A commentary by Richard Grieveson. read more

Turkish economy will remain under pressure after referendum - 18 Apr 2017

Political risk will remain high, economic growth rates will be subdued by recent standards, and foreign investors are likely to be wary until greater signs of stability emerge. A commentary by Richard Grieveson. read more

wiiw proudly presents the best science slammer in town! - 18 Apr 2017

By illustrating the possible trade effects of non-tariff measures with the examples of the ‘chlorinated chicken’ and energy certificates for vacuum cleaners, Julia Grübler revealed her comedy talent and won the vote. read more

Looking at Europe’s future from within - 12 Apr 2017

Guntram Wolff (Bruegel) presented five priority areas for the European Union during his keynote speech at the wiiw Spring Seminar. Watch his full presentation here. read more

Europe’s future from a US perspective - 11 Apr 2017

Adam Posen (Peterson Institute) outlined eight priorities for the European Union during a presentation at the wiiw Spring Seminar. Watch his full speech here. read more

Employment in the Western Balkans up by 6% since 2010 according to new regional database - 06 Apr 2017

The World Bank and wiiw launched the first-ever database to provide easily-accessible regional labour market data for the Western Balkans, together with a report on recent trends. read more

Experts argue a fundamental reappraisal of current EU course is needed - 05 Apr 2017

Adam Posen (Peterson Inst.) and Guntram Wolff (Bruegel) discussed prospects for the (post-Brexit) European Union from a US and a European perspective at this year’s Spring Seminar. read more

wiiw supports Central European University in its fight for independence - 03 Apr 2017

The Hungarian government proposed legislation that is directed against CEU because it stands for freedom of thought, liberal values, and internationalism. Now the CEU needs our solidarity. read more