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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…

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Economic Freedom of the World Release: Greece ranks 102nd out of 162

KEFiM’s Executive Director Nicos Rompapas: “If we really want more prosperity for Greeks, the only proven effective recipe is more economic freedom. ” Greece ranks 102nd in Fraser Institute’s Index of Economic Freedom in the World – Between Ghana and South Africa Greece ranked 102nd among 162 countries in this year’s Economic Freedom in the…

The parliamentary voting behaviour of populist parties in Greece

The study seeks to explore if Timbro Institute’s methodological distinction in the Authoritarian Populism Index between extreme and authoritarian populist parties is relevant in the Greek political environment. To test the relevance of the Timbro distinction we analyzed and compared the opposition parliamentary vote of SYRIZA, ANEL, Golden Dawn, and KKE relative to 432 bills…

Greece 2021 – Agenda for Freedom and Prosperity

Semiology In 2021, we will celebrate two hundred years since the declaration of the Greek Revolution. The liberal ideology of 1821 inspired the most progressive political documents of the time. With those ideas partially implemented in Greece, it is obvious that there is a big deviation between Greece’s first steps and today’s situation, where crisis…

Greece dripped 27 places, according to Fraser Institute’s “Annual Study 2017: Economic Freedom in the World”

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…

Tax Freedom Day 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…