10 July 2023
In our interview series with leading economists, researchers and policy-makers, we interviewed Tinatin Akhvlediani, PhD, Research Fellow at the Center for European Policy Studies. She shared how she sees the enlargement policy of the EU evolving, and spoke about the experience of the newest EU member Croatia. We also asked her how she thinks the ILO can best serve Georgia.
09 February 2023
In our series of interviews with leading researchers, economists and policymakers, we interviewed Professor Ioana Alexandra Horodnic, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași, Romania on how informality (including “envelope wages”) affects workers and society, and what measures work best in reducing it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.