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Trade specialisation of European regions - 26 Jul 2016

Today, wiiw and the Lower Saxony Institute for Economic Research (NIW) published a joint study on identifying revealed comparative advantages in an EU regional context. read more

Potential Economic Consequences of the Coup Attempt in Turkey - 22 Jul 2016

wiiw economist Serkan Çiçek made a first assessment of the economic repercussions of the coup attempt in Turkey. read more

Western Balkans Countries Discuss Investment, Jobs and Integration - 07 Jul 2016

By invitation of wiiw and the World Bank, ministers and senior officials and policy experts from international organisations met in Vienna to discuss the region’s major challenges read more

New Scientific Director for wiiw - 06 Jul 2016

Robert Stehrer, one of wiiw’s most outstanding economists, became the Institute’s new Scientific Director as of July 1st 2016 read more

High-Level Panel Discussion on Brexit - 04 Jul 2016

Which factors were driving anti-EU sentiments that culminated in the vote for Brexit? What is the impact on the EU integration process and which actions should be taken? A seminar note by Julia Grübler read more

Modest recovery in the east – EU fiscal rules act as obstacle to growth – BREXIT poses new uncertainties - 30 Jun 2016

At today’s press conference, Mario Holzner presented the new wiiw forecast for 22 countries of Central, East and Southeast Europe. Here is a summary. read more

Slovakia takes over presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1st July - 29 Jun 2016

Slovakia had an agenda, but BREXIT has turned everything upside down. A commentary by wiiw economist Doris Hanzl-Weiss. read more

Eastern Europe in Retrospect: A Brief History of the COMECON Integration - 13 Jun 2016

For two days in May, leading scholars met in Regensburg in order to fill the white spots in the economic history of Eastern Europe. Sandor Richter shed light on trade within COMECON read more

Slump despite Global Upturn - 09 Jun 2016

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

Europe’s Integration Challenged - 06 Jun 2016

The crises sweeping Europe represent a series of multiple shocks challenging the European project. On the occasion of the wiiw Spring Seminar, we devoted a short video clip to these challenges. read more