Press Releases

Past wiiw press releases:

  • Monday, 14th September 2020: A change of EU strategy in the Western Balkans is long overdue
    20 years of trying to drive political reconciliation via regional economic integration in the Western Balkans has produced disappointing results. New forms of differentiated integration with the EU provide a more promising route to increase economic development. A more decisive step forward in regional integration and the eventual admission of the six Western Balkan countries into the EU will require Brussels to tackle much more directly the major constitutional and territorial disputes in the region.
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  • Thursday, 10th September 2020: Österreich & Osteuropa: Coronakrise stellt enge Wirtschaftsbeziehungen vor die größte Zerreißprobe seit den 1990er-Jahren.
    Einige der wichtigsten osteuropäischen Wirtschaftspartner Österreichs sind von der Coronakrise besonders stark betroffen. Obwohl der Tiefpunkt des ersten Schocks überwunden scheint, könnten erneut steigende Infektionszahlen einen weiteren wirtschaftlichen Abschwung in der Region und damit einen Rückschlag für Österreich nach sich ziehen. Mittelfristig könnte die Krise jedoch einen wirtschaftlichen Wandel in den Ländern in Mittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropa (MOSOEL) auslösen, von dem auch Österreich profitieren kann.
    German
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  • Thursday, 25th June 2020: Ukraine: reconstruction of Donbas will cost at least USD 21.7 billion or 16% of Ukraine’s GDP
    A new wiiw study provides the first comprehensive calculation of the costs of the conflict and outlines a recovery plan for the region.
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  • Thursday, 18th June 2020: How to Spend it - A Franco-German-Austrian proposal for a European Covid-19 recovery programme
    The Recovery Fund recently proposed by the EU Commission marks a sea-change in European integration. Yet it will not be enough to meet the challenges Europe faces. In a joint Policy Note the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) in Düsseldorf, the Paris-based Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (OFCE) and the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) propose a 10-year, €2 trillion investment programme focusing on public health, transport infrastructure and energy/decarbonisation.
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  • Tuesday, 5th May 2020: wiiw further cuts its forecast for economic growth in Eastern Europe wiping out at least two years of GDP growth
    wiiw has today published its new forecast report for Eastern Europe. All 23 economies will experience a deep recession this year, wiping out at least two years of GDP growth.
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  • Tuesday, 31st March 2020: Deep downturn for everyone; 2004 EU joiners look best positioned to cope economically
    wiiw releases its first weekly update on Coronavirus in Eastern Europe
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  • Monday, 16th March 2020: New wiiw economic forecast for Eastern Europe: Coronavirus impact on region will be worst since global financial crisis
    Eastern European economies are set for their worst year since the global financial crisis, according to new projections released by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw).
    English | German
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  • Friday, 31st January 2020: wiiw ranked third best international economic policy think tank in the world
    The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) improved its rank from 4th last year in the Global Go To Think Tank Report 2019 of the University of Pennsylvania.
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  • Monday, 2nd December 2019: 'Integration works'
    Three new wiiw studies reveal increasingly high employment rates among recently arrived refugees in Austria
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  • Wednesday, 20th November 2019: One Trillion Euros for a European Silk Road
    How to finance a European Silk Road with the help of a European Silk Road Trust, backed by a European Sovereign Wealth Fund and other financing instruments
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  • Wednesday, 6th November 2019: Eastern Europe has come a long way in 30 years, but faces some serious challenges in a changing world
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    Related: News | News 2 | News 3 | News 4 | News 5 | Press conference
     
  • Tuesday, 5th November 2019: Braced for fallout from global slowdown
    New wiiw forecast for 23 economies in Central, East and Southeast Europe in 2019 2021.
    English | German
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  • Thursday, 31st October 2019: Dissecting the global growth and productivity slowdown
    A new wiiw study finds that the weakness of ICT investment and productivity is a major for behind the persistently slow economic growth over the past decade.
    English | German
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  • Thursday, 18th July 2019: Snap parliamentary elections in Ukraine could give carte blanche to Zelensky
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  • Thursday, 4th July 2019: Eastern Europe standing firm in face of global headwinds
    New wiiw forecast for Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE) in 2019-21, rnwith a focus on Austria’s relations with the region
    English | German
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  • Tuesday, 18th June 2019: EU should not delay the start of accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia
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  • Wednesday, 12th June 2019: EU Faces a Tough Demographic Reckoning
    By 2030, labour demand will equal labour supply in most of the EU, creating significant challenges for policy-makers and firms. These are the conclusions of a recent study by wiiw.
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  • Wednesday, 5th June 2019: wiiw FDI Report 2019
    FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe: Mostly Robust Despite Global Downturn; Shift into Services
    English | German
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  • Monday, 27th May 2019: Faces of Convergence
    15 years on, a new e-book presents personal accounts of the EU’s eastern enlargement
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  • Friday, 17th May 2019: wiiw wins most forecast awards for CESEE countries
    In total wiiw Economists were awarded 29 awards by Focus Economics across 12 countries in the region.
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  • Tuesday, 30th April 2019: 15-year anniversary of EU eastward enlargement
    There is much to be happy about, but also reasons to worry about the future of the region.
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  • Tuesday, 2nd April 2019: New Managing Director at wiiw
    Economist Dr. Mario Holzner takes over the management of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw).
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  • Wednesday, 27th March 2019: wiiw Spring Forecast 2019
    Moving into the slow lane
    English | German
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  • Tuesday, 19th March 2019: Western Balkans Show Improved Labor Market Performance, but Challenges Remain for Women, Youth and Less Educated Workers
    English | German
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  • Monday, 11th March 2019: Turkish economy contracted sharply in Q4 2018: more difficult quarters ahead, but recovery likely by 2020
    The recession is likely to continue for at least the first half of this year, and there are several downside risks to growth.
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  • Thursday, 31st January 2019: wiiw maintains its position among the top international think tanks
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  • Tuesday, 29th January 2019: Ten things to watch in CESEE this year. The region is set for a more difficult 2019, thanks to rising economic and political headwinds
    EU politics, a packed election calendar, Brexit, migration battles, the US-China trade war and rnslower global growth will combine to make 2019 a challenging one for CESEE economies. rnAfter a strong 2017-18 for most of the region, a combination of negative external and rndomestic factors will test policymakers in the region this year.
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  • Monday, 21st January 2019: wiiw Handbook of Statistics on Central, East and Southeast Europe 2018
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  • Friday, 23rd November 2018: The growing internationalisation of Austrian exports
    Trade, investment and migration links with CESEE are still extensive, but the real story of the last rndecade has been Austria’s increased integration with non-EU economies.
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  • Wednesday, 7th November 2018: wiiw Autumn Forecast 2018
    Robust growth in the face of increased negative risks
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    Related: News | Press conference
     
  • Monday, 16th July 2018: EU-Japan Abkommen steht vor der Unterzeichnung
    Die Fronten im drohenden Handelskrieg zwischen der USA und seinen wichtigsten Handelspartnern in Amerika, Europa und Asien verschärfen sich. Durch den Fokus auf die möglichen negativen wirtschaftlichen Konsequenzen der US-Zollpolitik bleiben die Verhandlungsfortschritte und erfolgreichen Abschlüsse von Freihandelsabkommen der EU fast unbemerkt; so auch das Wirtschaftspartnerschaftsabkommen zwischen der EU und Japan, das morgen (17. Juli) in Tokyo unterzeichnet wird.
    German
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  • Monday, 9th July 2018: London Western Balkans summit: 2025 EU accession target looks very challenging
    Serbia and Montenegro are the frontrunners in economic terms, but the political rnobstacles to accession for Western Balkan states - both from within and outside the rnregion - should not be underestimated.
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  • Monday, 9th July 2018: Stimmungsschwankungen zwischen Handelskrieg und Nulltarif und ihre Selbstschädigungseffekte für die USA
    Ein Handelskrieg ist laut Donald Trump für die USA „leicht zu gewinnen". Aber eine Spirale aus Zöllen und Gegenmaßnahmen durch vor den Kopf gestoßene Handelspartner kann zu erheblichen Selbstschädigungseffekten für die USA führen, vor denen Ökonomen innerhalb und außerhalb der USA längst gewarnt haben und nun durch Unternehmensentscheidungen bestätigt werden.
    German
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  • Thursday, 5th July 2018: Sofia 16+1 Summit: Chinese investment could drive major infrastructure improvement
    Chinese money could deliver a much-needed upgrading of Eastern Europe’s creaking infrastructure, but also brings with it big risks for the region.
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  • Tuesday, 3rd July 2018: Rouhani visit to Austria: Iranian economy entering stormy weather
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is this week visiting Europe, including Austria, at a crucial time for his country, with the US having pulled out of the nuclear deal, and set to impose new sanctions on Iran in August. A new wiiw study on Iran concludes that the economy is likely to suffer badly, with the US actions set to exacerbate an already difficult situation. Much of the good work of recent years could be undone.
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  • Thursday, 28th June 2018: CESEE: Growth has passed its peak
    wiiw Summer Forecast 2018
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  • Thursday, 7th June 2018: wiiw FDI Report 2018
    Declines due to Disinvestment
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  • Thursday, 17th May 2018: wiiw publishes new study on Western Balkan EU accession prospects
    The 2025 target date is highly ambitious, but the greater focus on solving political issues in the region is a positive step.
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  • Monday, 19th March 2018: Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2018
    231,000 new jobs added in Western Balkans amid ongoing economic challenges, emigration
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  • Wednesday, 14th March 2018: Russian economy going nowhere until relations with West and Ukraine improve
    The Russian economy faces a prolonged period of low growth. Without rnnormalisation of relations with Ukraine and the EU, there will be no end to the rnvicious circle of sanctions, trade protectionism, and lack of investment and rneconomic diversification.
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  • Tuesday, 13th March 2018: wiiw Spring Forecast 2018
    Riding the global growth wave
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  • Tuesday, 13th March 2018: New US tariffs: Escalation to trade war would hit Europe hard
    US-Zölle: Eine Eskalation würde Europa hart treffen: Berechnungen des wiiw zeigen volkswirtschaftliche Verluste für Europa.
    German
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  • Tuesday, 6th February 2018: EU Western Balkans Strategy: A welcome change of approach
    The Commission has acknowledged that economic integration alone will not drive political cooperation, and signals a more interventionist stance by Brussels in the region.
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  • Friday, 2nd February 2018: wiiw is still Number 4 among the ‘International Economics’ Think Tanks Worldwide
    The Global Go To Think Tank Index 2017 places wiiw at the very top of the world's international economics think tanks.
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  • Wednesday, 6th December 2017: wiiw Handbook of Statistics on Central, East and Southeast Europe 2017
    The wiiw Handbook of Statistics 2017 includes comprehensive, updated and expanded macroeconomic data for 22 countries in Central, East and Southeast Europern (CESEE) and allows with accompanying online data sets for a thorough analysis of macroeconomic developments in CESEE during the period 1990-2016, serving as an indispensable tool for analysts, policymakers and journalists.
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  • Thursday, 9th November 2017: wiiw Autumn Forecast 2017
    CESEE Back on Track to Convergence
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  • Thursday, 29th June 2017: Economic convergence despite political uncertainty
    wiiw Summer Forecast 2017
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    Related: News | News 2 | Press conference | Press conference 2
     
  • Thursday, 8th June 2017: wiiw FDI Report 2017
    Recovery amid Stabilising Economic Growth
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  • Tuesday, 4th April 2017: Employment in the Western Balkans Up by Six Percent Since 2010 According to New Regional Database
    SEE Jobs Gateway
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  • Thursday, 16th March 2017: Cautious Upturn in CESEE: Haunted by the Spectre of Uncertainty (OVERVIEW of CESEE region)
    wiiw Spring Forecast 2017
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  • Thursday, 16th March 2017: Cautious Upturn in CESEE: Haunted by the Spectre of Uncertainty (Forecast for EU-CEE)
    wiiw Spring Forecast 2017
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  • Thursday, 16th March 2017: Cautious Upturn in CESEE: Haunted by the Spectre of Uncertainty (Forecast for the WESTERN BALKANS)
    wiiw Spring Forecast 2017
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  • Thursday, 16th March 2017: Cautious Upturn in CESEE: Haunted by the Spectre of Uncertainty (Forecast for TURKEY and CIS)
    wiiw Spring Forecast 2017
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  • Wednesday, 30th November 2016: wiiw Handbook of Statistics on Central, East and Southeast Europe 2016
    Economic indicators on a region that is resilient to the challenging globalrnenvironment
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  • Wednesday, 23rd November 2016: The Belarusian Economy: The Challenges of Stalled Reforms
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  • Thursday, 10th November 2016: Labour Shortages Driving Economic Growth?
    wiiw Autumn Forecast 2016
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  • Friday, 9th September 2016: CETA und TTIP: „Same-same but different“?
    German
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  • Thursday, 30th June 2016: Modest recovery in the east - EU fiscal rules act as obstacle to growth - BREXIT poses new uncertainties
    wiiw Summer Forecast 2016
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  • Thursday, 9th June 2016: wiiw FDI Report 2016
    Slump despite Global Upturn
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  • Thursday, 17th March 2016: Growth Stabilises: Investment a Major Driver, Except in Countries Plagued by Recession
    wiiw Spring Forecast 2016
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  • Tuesday, 8th March 2016: Robert Stehrer was nominated new Scientific Director of wiiw
    Yesterday the Board of wiiw has nominated unanimously Robert Stehrer as new Scientific Director of wiiw as of July 1st 2016
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  • Wednesday, 10th February 2016: wiiw ranked No.5 of the world's top international economics think tanks
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  • Wednesday, 16th December 2015: wiiw Handbook of Statistics on Central, East and Southeast Europe
    Economic indicators on a region that is becoming increasingly diverse but also increasingly relevant in economic and political terms
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  • Monday, 30th November 2015: Dr. Hannes Swoboda new wiiw president
    The Board of Directors of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) has elected Dr. Hannes Swoboda as new President of the wiiw.
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  • Thursday, 12th November 2015: Mixed Prospects: Consumption Leads Fragile Recovery in the CESEE Core – CIS Stumbles
    wiiw Autumn Forecast 2015
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  • Thursday, 2nd July 2015: Western CESEE countries in the ascendant
    New wiiw forecast for Central, East and Southeast Europe, 2015-2017
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  • Thursday, 11th June 2015: Recovery in the NMS and decline in the CIS
    New wiiw Report on FDI in Central, East and Southeast Europe
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  • Friday, 13th March 2015: A time of moderate expectations
    wiiw forecast for CESEE
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  • Monday, 26th January 2015: Top Ranking for the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)
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  • Thursday, 13th November 2014: On thin ice - CESEE core resilient in the face of EU stagnation and the Ukraine crisis
    New wiiw forecast for CESEE
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  • Monday, 13th October 2014: Economic consequences of the Ukraine conflict
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  • Thursday, 3rd July 2014: Upward reversal of investment
    New wiiw forecast for CESEE
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  • Friday, 27th June 2014: Charting Ways out of Europe’s Impasse – a Policy Memorandum
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  • Thursday, 5th June 2014: Hit by Deleveraging
    wiiw FDI Report on CESEE
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  • Thursday, 13th March 2014: Investment to the Rescue
    New wiiw forecast for CESEE
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  • Thursday, 28th November 2013: No take-off so far, wait for external push
    New wiiw forecast for CESEE
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  • Thursday, 4th July 2013: Animal Spirits still dimmed: slow recovery expected
    New wiiw forecast for CESEE
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  • Thursday, 6th June 2013: Growth Engine Stutters
    wiiw FDI Report CESEE
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  • Thursday, 7th March 2013: Double-dip recession over, yet no boom in sight
    New wiiw forecast for CESEE
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    Related: Press conference
     
  • Monday, 26th November 2012: Eurozone crisis and fiscal austerity push half of the region into recession
    New wiiw forecast for CESEE
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  • Friday, 6th July 2012: Fasting or feasting? Europe – Old and New – at the Crossroads
    wiiw Forecast for CESEE
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    Related: Press conference
     
  • Wednesday, 6th June 2012: A short-lived FDI recovery
    Foreign Direct Investment in CESEE
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  • Tuesday, 2nd September 2008: Economic consequences of the Georgian-Russian conflict
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