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The Political Economy of Trade Policy - 25 Sep 2015

A highly qualified debate on the key mechanisms shaping trade policies took place at the recent FIW/CER Workshop. A workshop note by Julia Grübler. read more

Ukraine: current economic situation and outlook - 09 Sep 2015

An economic snapshot by wiiw economist Vasily Astrov read more

Email your MEP to act about Hungary - 09 Sep 2015

In these critical days local NGOs prove humanity and courage by providing immediate support to refugees in Hungary. wiiw forwards their call for help. read more

How to attract FDI to Ukraine after stabilisation? - 17 Aug 2015

wiiw Research Economist Gabor Hunya assesses the current and potential role of FDI and puts forward a coherent policy mix for Ukraine to attract more and better FDI. read more

Zsolt Darvas on the European fiscal framework - 12 Aug 2015

Can the European fiscal framework ensure debt sustainability & adequate fiscal stabilisation? Zsolt Darvas discussed this question this April at wiiw. Here is a video. read more

Juncker’s Investment Plan: doubts and open questions - 10 Aug 2015

Why draw up a new investment plan, if massive reserves are apparently tucked away in the traditional EU budget? A commentary by wiiw Economist Sandor Richter. read more

Labour markets and skill demand in 2025 - 31 Jul 2015

Despite a desperate demand for high-skilled workers in the EU-28, the potential of foreign students remains widely untapped and underutilised. A commentary by wiiw Economist Isilda Mara read more

Geo-economics and geopolitics: the notion of dependence - 29 Jul 2015

Vladimir Gligorov illustrates the difference between economic and political geography, between geo-economics and geopolitics on the examples of the Turkish and now defunct South Stream. read more

‘No More Extend and Pretend’? - 17 Jul 2015

When Syriza came into power it promised to end the policy of “extend and pretend”. The outcome so far is a new extension with pretension that it is the last one. A commentary by Vladimir Gligorov. read more

Cohesion Policy as a Function of the EU Budget. A Perspective from CEE Member States - 16 Jul 2015

A wiiw study by Mojmir Mrak, Sandor Richter and Tamás Szemlér analyses CEE expert opinions on the optimal size and targets of the EU budget. read more