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Regulatory Quality Index: Methodology and Implementation Guide for European Countries

The Regulatory Quality Index is a technical tool to measure the regulatory performance of a given country, developed in Greece by KEFiM – Markos Dragoumis. The index is composed of 67 variables, from which 50 of them are evaluated. The total score of each law is given to 0-to-100 scale. This guide provides the fundamental…

Event: Regulatory Quality Index | What has to change both on national and on European level

The Center for Liberal Studies – Markos Dragoumis and Circle of Ideas for National Reconstruction are pleased to invite you on Thursday, April 28 2019, from 18:00 to 20:30, at a panel discussion, organized by ELF, titled “Regulatory Quality Index: What has to change both on national and on European level.” The event will be…

Steve Horwitz: A dedicated defender of liberal ideas

Professor Steve Horwitz is this year’s KEFiM’s Prometheus Awards 2019 guest of honour and the recipient of the Promotion of Economic Literacy Award. Professor Horwitz is among the most prominent contemporary representatives of the Austrian school of economics, the ideas of which he promotes with commitment, dedication and effectiveness both to the academic, and the…

Alexander Skouras on Brainstorming political show |Action24

KEFiM’s President Alexander Skouras presented yesterday the results of the Regulatory Quality Index, a study that examines the quality of legislation in Greece, on channel Action24 and the political show Brainstorming hosted by Stamatis Zaharos and Katerina Doukas. With him on the panel were the study’s lead researcher Panagiotis Karkatsoulis, SYRIZA MP Haris Mamoulakis and…

Announcement|Constantinos Charokopos resignation of the Board of Directors

A productive and creative cycle closes today, as the prominent friend of liberty Constantinos Charokopos, has expressed his desire to leave KEFiM’s Board of Directors for personal reasons. KEFiM would like to thank him for his important contribution and support to our work, and we are confident that in the future our shared love for…

Event: Presentation of International Tax Competitiveness Index 2019

KEFiM invites you on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 19:00 at Royal Olympic Hotel (28 Athanasiou Diakou Street, Athens) inAttica Hall, for the first presentation of the Tax Foundation International Tax Competitiveness Index in Greece. Speakers: Daniel Bunn | Tax Foundation Director of Global Projects Evangelos Venizelos | Former Deputy Prime Minister and Former Minister of Finance Thodoros…

Media | Greece’s position in International Tax Competitiveness Index 2019

Tax Foundation’s International Tax Competitiveness Index 2019, in which Greece ranks 30th among the 36 OECD countries, was released in Greece by KEFiM last week. Press releases and opinion articles spoke extensively about the findings of the Index, the weaknesses and the strengths of the Greek tax system, while an interview of KEFiM’s President Alexander…

Greece ranks 30th over 36 OECD countries on the 2019 International Tax Competitiveness Index

Greece ranks 30th overall on the 2019 International Tax Competitiveness Index, one place better than in 2018. Some strengths of the Greek tax system: The personal tax rate of 15 percent on dividends is below the OECD average of 23.8 percent. Labor tax complexity is below the OECD average. Controlled Foreign Corporation rules in Greece…

4th Academy and Symposium of Entrepreneurship

The Greek entrepreneurship on the road to development and openness DESCRIPTION The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), in collaboration with IMEDA and the support of the KEMEL, the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Young Liberals and KEFiM, host the 4th Academy and Symposium of Entrepreneurship. The Academy offers an experiential seminar, analyzing…

Has Greece found the formula for defeating populism?

“Greece has a new prime minister. Kyriakos Mitsotakis took office immediately after leading his conservative New Democracy party to a landslide victory in the country’s general election on July 7. His dramatic victory ended 4½ of government by Alexis Tsipras and his far-left Syriza party. And that’s why the significance of this election extends well beyond Greece:…