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KEFiM organizes the Greek Economics Olympiad

The Center for Liberal Studies – Markos Dragoumis (KEFiM) announces today with great pleasure, the Greek Economics Olympiad, a pan-Hellenic knowledge competition in economics and finance for high school students, with the aim of promoting economic literacy among young people in our country. The Economics Olympiad is organized by KEFiM in collaboration with the Czech Institute…

The demise of Golden Dawn: A victory for democracy and the rule of law

By Aristides Hatzis Since the high point of the 2014 European Parliament, the far-right Golden Dawn has collapsed. Its demise is a victory for democracy and rule of law, writes professor Aristides Hatzis. Aristides Hatzis is a professor of philosophy of law and theory of institutions at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, director of research…

The Future of European Tax Competition Essay Prize

EPICENTER – our international independent network of nine leading think tanks from across Europe, that seeks to inform the EU policy debate and promote the principles of a free society by bringing together the economic expertise of its members – has announced a Europe-wide essay competition with a grand prize of 3000 euros. EPICENTER is…

Democracy, Populism, and Golden Dawn| Dimitris Dimitrakos

Dimitris Dimitrakos’s article titled “Democracy, Populism, and Golden Dawn (political party)” published on 13.10.2020 in Ta Nea newspaper, written on the occasion of the recent Golden Dawn (political party) trial. Dimitris Dimitrakos is a Professor Emeritus of Political Philosophy in the Philosophy of Science Department of the University of Athens and member of KEFiM’s Academic Board.

International Tax Competitiveness Index 2020: Greece ranks 29th over 36 countries of OECD

Greece ranks 29th overall on the 2020 International Tax Competitiveness Index, the same as in 2019. Some strengths of the Greek tax system: The personal tax rate of 5 percent on dividends is below the OECD average of 23.9 percent. Labor tax complexity is below the OECD average. Controlled Foreign Corporation rules in Greece are…

e-Masterclass with Mustafa Akyol | Turkey’s New Nationalism

The Center for Liberal Studies – Markos Dragoumis organizes on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 19:00 (EEST) an online masterclass with an eminent liberal, journalist, author, and senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity Mustafa Akyol. The topic to be discussed is: “Turkey’s New Nationalism” Watch Live: Mustafa Akyol will…

Body temperature measurements for COVID-19: How should they be done? | Yannis S. Kalantzakis

Yannis S. Kalantzakis article titled “Body temperature measurements for COVID-19: How should they be done?” discusses the new requirements of body temperature measurements for Covid 19, before entering hotels, schools, companies and other services, and the maintenance of individual privacy rights and GDPR. Yiannis S. Kalantzakis is a health services entrepreneur, a GDPR(General Data Protection…

Economic Freedom of the World: Greece ranks 92nd out of 162 jurisdictions

Greece ranks 92nd out of 162 countries and territories included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report, released today by KEFiM in conjunction with Canada’s Fraser Institute.  Last year, Greece ranked 85th. The report was prepared by James Gwartney, Florida State University; Robert Lawson and Ryan Murphy of Southern Methodist University; and…