Monthly Report No. 1/2017


Rumen Dobrinsky, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya and Leon Podkaminer

wiiw Monthly Report No. 1, January 2017
45 pages including 1 Table and 33 Figures

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  • Graph of the month: Monthly minimum gross wage in selected countries, in EUR, mid‑year 2016 (p. 1)
  • Opinion corner: Is there an economic rationale for Poland – and other EU-CEE countries – to join the euro area? (by Leon Podkaminer; pp. 2–3)
  • Bulgaria in the EU, 2007–2016: expectations and outcomes (by Rumen Dobrinsky; pp. 4–8)
  • Romania: ten years of EU membership (by Gábor Hunya; pp. 9–13)
  • Bulgaria and Romania – part of the Central European manufacturing core? (by Doris Hanzl-Weiss; pp. 14–20)
  • Recommended reading (p. 21)
  • Statistical Annex: Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe (pp. 22–43)


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Keywords: minimum wage, euro adoption, economic integration, EU accession, advantages of EU membership, economic integration, EU accession, Central European manufacturing core, car manufacturing cluster, trade, FDI

Countries covered: Bulgaria, Euro Area, European Union, Germany, New EU Member States, OECD, Poland, Romania, SEE, Wider Europe

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Labour, Migration and Income Distribution, International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI, Sectoral studies