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Romania: New president and new government amid economic slowdown - 25 Nov 2019

The minority government must tackle the fiscal deficit, slower growth and corruption. Together with the re-elected president, it will initiate an early election. read more

Refugees in Austria: Strong labour market integration after several years - 21 Nov 2019

After negotiating initial hurdles, refugee employment rates tend to converge fairly quickly towards those of non-humanitarian migrants and natives. read more

One Trillion Euros for a European Silk Road - 20 Nov 2019

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) has just released a new Policy Note, in which it proposes a financing model for a European Silk Road. read more

Hungary 1989-2019: “Change was unavoidable, but was done perhaps too quickly and radically” - 14 Nov 2019

As part of our ‘looking back, looking forward’ series to mark 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Sandor Richter talked to Veronika Janyrova about Hungary. read more

Eastern Europe has come a long way in 30 years, but faces some serious challenges in a changing world - 07 Nov 2019

To mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, wiiw has produced a special report looking at the past, present and future of Central, East and Southeast Europe. read more

Eastern Europe braced for fallout from global slowdown - 06 Nov 2019

The new economic growth forecasts for 23 economies in Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE) up to 2021 has just been published (article contains a video). read more

wiiw is hiring - 04 Nov 2019

The institute is looking for two economists and a project manager. read more

Dissecting the global growth and productivity slowdown - 30 Oct 2019

Economic growth in the developed world and CEE has been mediocre since the crisis. The explanation lies in the weakness of ICT investment and productivity. read more

Making the best of a bad hand - 29 Oct 2019

North Macedonia has been treated unfairly by the EU, but NATO accession should still bring economic benefits. read more

Measuring China’s rise - 09 Oct 2019

The US, the EU and China are the world’s biggest economies. With the People’s Republic of China celebrating its 70th anniversary, we review their changing global economic positioning. read more


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