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Institute for Market Economics Cordially invites you to a press conference Jobs During Crisis: A Flexible Approach To Labor Market Regulations     The Institute for Market Economics (IME) will present its view on the performance of the economy, putting the focus on the labor market and the job creation in a time of crisis. The following questions will be discussed: Are Bulgaria and the EU facing a new recession? How is employment developing in…

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Will a knight from the executive board of ECB buy problematic bonds for his private portfolio as well? Are the „fiscal pact“ and ESM unconstitutional? Do you know that through the European funds you are also contributing for the early retirement of the boss of the company which was bought by Facebook for a billion dollars. It seems that the period of peace brought about by the massive intervention of ECB is coming to an end. The…

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On March 2, EU-25 leaders signed the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union, commonly called the Fiscal Compact. The Treaty was not signed by the Czech Republic and Great Britain. Lithuania joined the treaty, but it still needs to be ratified by the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas). Not being a member of the eurozone, Lithuania would be able to choose, which particular provisions of the treaty to commit to. However,…

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Regular 4liberty.eu Think Tank meeting was hosted in Vilnius (Lithuania) on April 3-4, 2012. Representatives of 10 think tanks participated in the meeting to discuss joint projects and recent developments in their institutes – The Lithuanian Free Market Institute, Republikon Institute (Hungary), FOR (Poland), Projekt Polska (Poland), Liberte! (Poland), Institute for Economic and Social Studies (Slovakia), The F. A. Hayek Foundation (Slovakia), Liberalni Institute (Czech Republic), Institute for Market Economy (Bulgaria) and Academy of Liberalism…

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Conference The Eurozone in Crisis: Solutions and Future Prospects April 3, 2012 Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Konstitucijos Ave. 20, Vilnius, Lithuania   The Aim of the Conference The aim of the conference was to discuss the fiscal policy of the European Union countries and the future of euro. Target audience The conference was attended by more than 80 participants: experts of economics, taxation, finance, state officials, liberal politicians, businessmen, media and other interested parties. Course…

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Europe promised even more money which it doesn’t have, Spain promises painful cuts, Slovakia higher taxes. Euro Bill keeps increasing, we will pray for its rescue and just 11-year-old Dutch children want to expropriate Greeks.  We will start this week rather gloomily. On Wednesday morning an older man, former pharmacist  Dimitris Christoulas, committed suicide by shooting himself at the busy square in front of the Greek parliament in Athens. He left a letter, in which he…

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20 April 2012 is the day when Bulgarians, figuratively speaking, stop working for the government and start working for themselves. This day is called Tax Freedom Day. In 2012 Bulgarians will need to work nearly four months only to pay their taxes and fees to the Government, thus reaching the budget’s revenue target for the year. In Bulgaria, this day traditionally is somewhere in May and its early appearance in the last 3-4 years is…

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Liberte! invites to “What kind of social policy?“ (conference) WHEN Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 10 a.m. WHERE City Council Piotrkowska 104 Łódź, Poland Programme: 10.00-10.30 Opening remarks Hanna Zdanowska – President of Łódź (tbc) Marek Cieślak – Vice-President of Łódź Kaja Zapędowska-Kling, Błażej Lenkowski – Liberté! 10.30-12.30 Local panel: “Łódź – a city of old people? Social policy towards demographic changes”. Professor Jerzy Krzyszkowski – Polish Association of Social Policy, University of Łódź Professor…

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The INESS Institute, independent Slovak think tank, runs a regularly updated the Euro Bill on its specialized website eurokriza.sk. The Bill contains structured records of all Slovak guarantees, borrowings, and share of bond purchases related to the Euro-rescue efforts. After the last update from the late March 2012, the Euro Bill reached EUR 1869 per capita in Slovakia. The level of currently activated funds rose to EUR 495 per capita. Following events and changes were…