Three Essential Questions: Interviews with leading researchers and policymakers

  1. © Mitev 2022

    How did minimum wage impact North Macedonia’s labour market?

    08 December 2022

    In our series of interviews with leading researchers, economists and policy-makers, we interviewed Maja Gerovska Mitev, Professor of Social Policy at the Faculty of Philosophy, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia. She explains why the government decided to introduce minimum wage, what the impact was and also talks about the concerns social partners expressed related to its introduction.

  2. © Lidiia Tkachenko 2022

    What is the impact of the war against Ukraine on the labour market?

    19 September 2022

    In the interview series "Three essential questions" with leading researchers and policy makers from Central and Eastern Europe, the ILO interviewed Lidiia Tkachenko, Senior Researcher of Ptukha Institute of Demography and Social Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

  3. How does the war against Ukraine impact employment and migration?

    28 July 2022

    In the interview series "3 essential questions" with leading researchers and policy makers from Central and Eastern Europe, the ILO interviewed Nataliia Slaviuk, Economist and Assistant Professor of National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Nataliia shares her views about the consequences of the war against Ukraine on employment, income, and migration.

  4. © wiiw 2022

    How nearshoring may create opportunities for the Western Balkan economies?

    05 April 2022

    In this issue of short interviews with important researchers and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe on burning questions concerning labour and social policies, we talked to Zuzana Zavarska, Economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. We asked her to explain how nearshoring may create economic opportunities for the Western Balkans.

  5. © Dezernat Zukunft 2022

    Interview with Pola Schneemelcher, Project Manager at Institute for Macrofinance, Berlin, Germany

    25 February 2022

    We interviewed Pola Schneemelcher, Project Manager in the area of labor market and fiscal policy at the think tank Dezernat Zukunft – Institute for Macrofinance. She shared her insights on how youth labour markets in the European Union were impacted by the pandemic, what measures she has seen and whether governments can afford these measures or not. The Dezernat Zukunft is a non-partisan think tank aiming at rethinking and explaining monetary, financial, and economic policy in a comprehensible way.

  6. © Uni Graz 2022

    Interview with Florian Bieber, Director, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz

    30 November 2021

    In the fifth issue of short interviews with important researchers and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe on burning questions concerning labour and social policies, we talked to Florian Bieber, Professor and Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz and Coordinator of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG). We asked him how to make the EU accession of Western Balkans faster and more inclusive.

  7. Interview with Maryna Tverdostup, Economist, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

    16 November 2021

    In the fourth issue of short interviews with important researchers and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe on burning questions concerning labour and social policies, we talked to Maryna Tverdostup, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. We asked her about the uneven impact of the pandemic on employment and wages.