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EU focus on trade deals shifts East

The protectionist attitude of the Trump administration is diverting the EU’s attention towards China’s investment initiative and a comprehensive trade deal with Japan. A commentary by Julia Grübler. read more

Q2 GDP data show that EU-CEE is still growing at a healthy rate

Supportive domestic and external factors will continue to drive growth, but momentum could slow a bit in the second half of the year. By Richard Grieveson. read more

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it

Czechs do not intend to give up their own currency anytime soon. A commentary by Leon Podkaminer. read more

Ex-Transition Economies’ FDI Recovery

FDI recovers in former transition economies despite less favourable political environment. A commentary by Gabor Hunya. read more

Open access to data on non-tariff measures

wiiw has adapted WTO non-tariff measures data to make it usable in econometric analysis. The data is now free to download, for use by researchers and to inform policy debates on free trade. read more

A long march from state socialism to illiberalism: Orbán, Soros, and the NGOs in Hungary

Watch a recent talk by the Hungarian media researcher, journalist and performer Réka Kinga Papp on the evolution of an illiberal political zeitgeist in Hungary. read more

2017 Western Balkans Summit in Trieste: the quest for a common market

A regional common market would not be game changer for the Western Balkans. Focusing on higher public investment and extending collective bargaining in industry would be much more beneficial. read more

Bulgaria in the EU: expectations and outcomes

The realistic prospect of EU membership provided a powerful impetus to the economic and political transformation of the country. A commentary by Rumen Dobrinsky. read more

Slovenia and Croatia at Sea

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague has ruled on the dispute between Slovenia and Croatia over their border. A commentary by Vladimir Gligorov. read more

Wirtschaftliche Konvergenz trotz politischer Unsicherheit

In einem kurzen Videointerview stellt Julia Grübler die neue wiiw Prognose für 22 Länder Mittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropas vor. read more


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