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Western CESEE countries in the ascendant - 02 Jul 2015

At today’s press conference, Mario Holzner presented wiiw's new forecast for 22 CESEE countries. The underlying research report also analyses Austria’s relations with the region. read more

Greece: One size doesn't fit all - 01 Jul 2015

Even without Greece’s massive external debt, it is difficult to see how it could become an export based economy. A video interview with Vladimir Gligorov. read more

EU’s and Ukraine’s homework - 30 Jun 2015

How to stabilize the economy of Ukraine and how to move towards a sustainable reform and growth path? read more

Greece’s adjustment problem - 25 Jun 2015

Keynes knew it was hard for a country to adjust to changing financial circumstances and to correct for its external imbalances. A commentary by Vladimir Gligorov read more

wiiw expert Vasily Astrov comments on the effectiveness of EU sanctions against Russia - 24 Jun 2015

In a video blog, Vasily Astrov argues that EU sanctions had a minor impact on the Russian economy and indirectly fostered nationalism and anti-western sentiments. read more

How can development banks best support growth in CESEE? - 16 Jun 2015

wiiw Scientific Director Michael Landesmann and wiiw Research Associate Rumen Dobrinsky discussed the IFI’s Joint Action Plan for Growth in CESEE at the Brussels Think-Tank Bruegel read more

New wiiw Report on FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe - 11 Jun 2015

Recovery in the New EU Member States, stagnation in Southeast Europe and decline in the major post-Soviet countries. read more

wiiw Opinion Corner: Slovak and Slovene reservations against the Greek bailout - 08 Jun 2015

wiiw experts Hermine Vidovic and Doris Hanzl-Weiss assess the reasons for the countries’ dissatisfaction with the negotiations between the EU and Greece. What are their concerns? read more

The Ukrainian Crisis: Security Issues and Political-Economic Challenges - 01 Jun 2015

Ukraine faces acute security, political and economic challenges. In this note we draw on experiences gained from transition countries over the past decades and suggest ways to deal with these challenges. read more

Macedonia: It’s about legitimacy - 18 May 2015

Macedonia experiences a typical crisis of legitimacy. It has been long in developing, but has now come to a crunch. If it is not resolved democratically, the stability of the country may be at risk. read more