• Economic Freedom Audit

    Economic Freedom Audit

    We organized the first Economic Freedom Audit, according to the Economic Freedom of the World, which evaluates 159 countries over the past 35 years
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  • Presenting the “2017 Index of Economic Freedom”

    Presenting the “2017 Index of Economic Freedom”
    17 Oct 2017

    On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 KEFiM presented the “2017 Index of Economic Freedom”, a research which was conducted in cooperation with The Heritage Foundation. The event was attended by more than 150 friends of the organization and attracted the attention of TV channels and the media.

    Alexander Skouras (president of KEFiM), professor George C. Bitros (Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the Economic University of Athens) and James Robers (Research Fellow for Economic Freedom and Growth of Heritage Foundation) presented the study, which focuses on the three main sectors which need immediate reform.

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  • The results of the “Economic Freedom of the World: 2017 Annual Report” made headlines at Greece’s leading media

    The results of the “Economic Freedom of the World: 2017 Annual Report” made headlines at Greece’s leading media
    17 Oct 2017

    KEFiM presented the results of the “Economic Freedom of the World: 2017 Annual Report” during a press conference, which was held on Friday the 29th of September.
    The presentation of the results went viral and produced numerous media hits. Daily, popular newspapers mentioned the results in their front-page covers, while prominent new sites and blogs reproduced relevant articles.

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  • Greece dripped 27 places, according to Fraser Institute's "Annual Study 2017: Economic Freedom in the World"

    Greece dripped 27 places, according to Fraser Institute's "Annual Study 2017: Economic Freedom in the World"
    02 Oct 2017

    Greece ranks 116th among 159 countries according to the “Economic Freedom of the World: 2017 Annual Report” which was released by the Fraser Institute in Canada, based on data collected in 2015.

    On Friday, September 29, Center for Liberal Studies Markos Dragoumis (KEFiM) held a press release in TITANIA HOTEL, to present the results of the study. The events speakers were Panagiotis Pikrammenos (former Prime Minister of Greece, former president of the Council of State), Aristidis Hatzis (Professor of Philosophy of Law & Theory of Institutions) and Alexander Skouras (President of KEFiM).

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  • Tax Freedom Day counts numerous media hits

    Tax Freedom Day counts numerous media hits
    17 Jul 2017

    KEFiM's research about Tax Freedom Day 2017 was conducted for the third consecutive year by our organization and it was presented during a special press conference on the 27th of June in Athens.

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  • Tax Freedom Day 2017

    Tax Freedom Day 2017
    08 Jul 2017

    July 23rd, 2017 - Tax Freedom Day: Greeks work for the state 203 days per year.

    Greek citizens work on average 203 days just to pay their taxes to the State, according to the research about Tax Freedom Day (TFD) 2017. KEFiM presented this research during a Press Conference held at Titania Hotel in Athens.
    The speakers of the event were:
    Adonis Georgiades, Vice Chairman of New Democracy party and Member of the Greek Parliament, Miranda Xafa, Member of the Academic Board of KEFiM - Economic Analyst, Prodromos Pirros, KEFiM’s Scientific Associate - Author of the Research, Nikos Rompapas, KEFiM’s Executive Director

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  • The Liberal Approach to Feminism

    The Liberal Approach to Feminism
    05 May 2017


    Abortion. Family violence. Sexist stereotypes. Supplementary maternity services. Gay families. Gender mainstreaming. Quotas. The History of the Women's Movement. Conservatism. Legislation. Do all of the above fit into a single discussion?
    The event organized by KEFIM on 2.5.2017 lasted more than 2.5 hours and touched all of the above issues, engaging audience and speakers.

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  • Lawlessness and the Rule of Law

    Lawlessness and the Rule of Law
    11 Apr 2017

    A Shipping Minister is looking for the only suitable typewriter in which he can print the special papyrus (!) required to complete a presidential decree.
    A university professor is trying to desperately explain to the administration that she cannot get 3 participation offers for the same international competition.
    A Ministry of Public Order & Citizen Protection defends the judge’s right choose whether to suspend one sentence.

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  • Our supporters in the spotlight: Nikos Vatopoulos

    Our supporters in the spotlight: Nikos Vatopoulos
    07 Apr 2017

     Nikos Vatopoulos has been a journalist in "Kathimerini" newspaper since 1988 and has been editing articles on a wide range of cultural subjects with a specialization in modern Athens and politics.

    We asked Nikos why he chooses to support KEFiM and we deeply thank him for the following interview:

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  • HENRY HAZLITT: ECONOMICS IN ONE LESSON

    HENRY HAZLITT: ECONOMICS IN ONE LESSON
    01 Mar 2017

    Do all people understand the basic principles of economics? Can a story dispel a fallacy?
    Henry Hazlitt’s global best seller "ECONOMICS IN ONE LESSON" is an introduction to the classical concepts of economic theory, first published in 1946 and more topical than ever.

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