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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…

KEFiM welcomes Melina Daskalakis to Advisory Board

KEFiM welcomes Melina Daskalakis, a Supreme Court lawyer, legal advisor, and Executive Advisor for Migrants and Refugees to the Athens City Council to our Advisory Board. Melina Daskalakis has been very active in the public sphere for over a decade, having first been elected as Councilor for the 1st Athenian District (2011-2015) and then as…

The “medieval castle” of Article 16 about private universities is not invincible | Tasos Avrantinis

Tasos Avrantinis’s article titled “The “medieval castle” of Article 16 about private universities is not invincible” published on 6-7.08.2020 in Fileleftheros newspaper. In his article Tasos Avrantinis explores Article 16 of the Greek Constitution, witch stipulates that higher education is provided free in state institutions, and that private universities are prohibited. Tasos Avrantinis is a lawyer, President of the Institute…

3 September 1843: A day to be remembered

Aristides Hatzis, Professor of Philosophy of Law & Theory of Institutions at the University of Athens, and Director of Research at KEFiM comments on 3 September 1843 Revolution, an uprising by the Hellenic Army in Athens, supported by large sections of the people, against the autocratic rule of King Otto. The rebels, demanded the granting of a constitution.

Homeschooling for greater socialization | Tasos Avrantinis

Tasos Avrantinis’s article titled “Homeschooling for greater socialization” published on 22-23.08.2020 in Fileleftheros newspaper. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the broad discussion about reopening schools, Tasos Avrantinis explores positive learning outcomes of homeschooling. Tasos Avrantinis is a lawyer, President of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, Member of the Board of Directors of KEFiM, and former councilman and Vice-Mayor…

It is time for homeschooling | Tasos Avrantinis

Tasos Avrantinis’s article titled “It is time for homeschooling” published on 1-2.08.2020 in Fileleftheros newspaper. In his article Tasos Avrantinis explores freedom of choice in education and homeschooling in Greece. Tasos Avrantinis is a lawyer, President of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, Member of the Board of Directors of KEFiM, and former councilman and Vice-Mayor of Athens. Read…

Greek Regulatory Quality Index 2018 | Study

Researchers: Panagiotis Karkatsoulis | KEFiM’s research associate Efi Stefopoulou | KEFiM’s research associate Constantinos Saravakos|  KEFiM’s researcher The Regulatory Quality Index 2018 quantifies the quality of the laws passed in the Greek Parliament from 1/1 to 31/12 of 2018. Collecting data for over 50 variables, it evaluates all the laws of the year and checks…