28 Μαρτίου 2014: Free Market Road Show 2014, Athens

28 Μαρτίου 2014: Free Market Road Show 2014, Athens

Διοργανώθηκε με επιτυχία για δεύτερη συνεχόμενη χρονιά, το Free Market Road Show στην Αθήνα.

Η μοναδική εκδήλωση  για όλους τους φίλους της ελεύθερης οικονομίας που διοργανώνεται από το Austrian Economics Centre σε συνεργασία με το ΚΕΦΙΜ  έγινε  την Παρασκευή 28 Μαρτίου στη Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη, στην αίθουσα Ευρώπη από τις 16.00 ως τις 21.30. (Μαυρομιχάλη 23,Αθήνα) διοργανώθηκαν τρία πάνελ με θέματα που ανέλυσαν την πορεία της Ευρώπης προς και μετά από τις Ευρωεκλογές.

Το πρόγραμμα ήταν ως εξής

16.00 Arrival Presenter/Host : Christos Kostis, Liberty Forum of Greece.

16.30 Commencement- Greeting Gerhard EISL (Embassy of Austria)

16.40 First Panel-Centralisation vs Deregulation

Is more Brussels the key to prosperity or does subsidiarity provide the better path? Should the central authorities of the European Union be granted further regulatory authority ostensibly to expand and flatten regulation? Many hold the view that greater political integration would improve Europe including the concentration of decision-making authority away for sovereign states to toward a single European authority in Brussels. Others believe that the more important a decision is, the closer it should be to made to the citizens affected by it. They urge as regimen of a strictly limited government following the principle of subsidiarity and closest to the people.

Introduction- Moderator Mr. Yiannis Papageorgiou

16.45 Keynote Speaker- Hans Stein

Panelists: John Charalambakis, Richard Rahn, Athanasios Tsiouras

Q&A 20 mins

18.00 Second Panel-Exodus vs Incentives

Can enhanced competitiveness stop Europe’s loss of many of the most talented and enterprising? For several years and counting, Europe has borne witness to the continued exodus of scores of its brightest and gifted – particularly devastating is the departure of young talent from the continent. Is this “brain drain” a natural consequence of a connected world or has Europe failed to create an environment attractive to the best among us? Can the trend be reversed? Can education in entrepreneurship encourage a shift? Are strategic economic incentives an appropriate tool? Would enhanced protection of property rights reinforce innovation and settlement of new enterprises? Could enhancing a business friendly environment lead to greater opportunity and help Europe, especially among the young, thrive?

Introduction-Moderator Mr Alexander Skouras

18.05 Keynote Speaker-Gregory Farmakis

Panelists: Mark Klugman, Phillip Dragoumis,Terry Anker

Q&A 20mins

19.15 Coffee Break 40 mins

19.55 Third Panel- Extremism vs Rationality -Progress vs Stagnation

What direction will the sovereign states of Europe take subsequent to the coming elections, especially as it regards immigration, energy and natural resource and single market issues as well as the Transatlantic tax agreement? The next few months present a series of important elections throughout the continent. Are demagogues and agitators going to be the big winners? Is political extremism on the rise? Has multiculturalism failed? Can Europe return to its roots without appealing to xenophobia? What should be done about immigration? What is the path to reform, free markets and growth?

Introduction-Moderator: Kostis Lympouridis

20.00 Keynote Speaker -Mr. Gregory Vallianatos

Panelists: Dan Mitchell, Krassen Stanchev, Richard Rhan, Gia Jandieri

Q&A 20mins

End of the Free Market Road Show

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