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EU Accession and Economic Freedom: An empirical analysis of the effect of EU membership and its antecedents on economic freedom

EU Accession and Economic Freedom: An empirical analysis of the effect of EU membership and its antecedents on economic freedom Constantinos Saravakos (ed.), Emmanuel Schizas, Mara Vidali, Angela De Martiis, Giorgio Vernoni The access to European Union and the status of EU membership require significant reforms in order for a country to align with the…

EU Accession and Economic Freedom: Do EU market reforms and policies foster economic freedom?

ABOUT THE EVENT The Centre for Liberal Studies – Markos Dragoumis is pleased to invite you on Wednesday, November 25 2020, from 19:00 to 20:40, to a panel discussion, organized by ELF, titled “EU Accession and Economic Freedom: Do EU market reforms and policies foster economic freedom?” The event will be online, via Zoom. The…

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…

International Tax Competitiveness Index | Tax Foundation | Presented in Greece by KEFiM

International Tax Competitiveness Index 2020 will be released and presented in Greece by KEFiM, in conjunction with Tax Foundation, the leading independent tax policy nonprofit in the US, on Wednesday, October 14, at 19:00 (EEST), UTC +3. Speakers: • Daniel Bunn | Vice President of Global Projects of the Tax Foundation • Theodoros Skylakakis |…