On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Svetilnik hosted a roundtable discussion on ‘The Current State of Democracy in Slovenia’, the discussants being Milan Brglez, PhD the President of the National Assembly and Matej Tonin, MA, an opposition member of parliament.
The fact that an abundant welfare system and a loosely regulated market are operated by the same government does not give proof to their harmonious existence and a beneficial impact of their supposed fusion. The latter is practically impossible.
The 8th annual Liberty Seminars Slovenia were held between September 23-28, 2015 at Lake Bohinj, Slovenia, and brought together a widely diverse group of attendees and lecturers from all over the world, seeking an opportunity to debate current economic and political topics, human rights, and legal systems through the comparative lens.
An outdoor celebration of Milton Friedman’s heritage? Why not! On August 31, 2015, Svetilnik in cooperation with the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice held in Celje, Slovenia, a tennis tournament followed by an evening of discussions on the Nobel laureate’s life’s work and a barbecue.
The 8th annual Liberty Seminars will be held between September 23-28, 2015 at Hotel Jezero, Lake Bohinj, Slovenia. The event is a life-time opportunity to DISCUSS, PRESENT & DEBATE human rights, markets, public policies and law in breathtaking scenery of the Julian Alps.
On June 13, 2015, the Slovenes celebrated the Tax Freedom Day – a day the Slovenes stopped working for the government and actually started earning icome for themselves. The “holiday“ illustrates how much taxes do the Slovenes pay each year.
The Slovenian experience with privatisation has been marked by two phenomena. First, the Slovenian State did not exit enough business – there was widespread failure to privatise. Second, the privatisation campaigns that were undertaken suffered from several severe problems – there was widespread privatisation failure. Both phenomena were related even though the precise relationship can be modelled in several ways.
By applying additional economic measures to diplomatic pressure the EU and US expressed disapproval of the Russian violation of fundamental international norms
In cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Slovenian think tank Svetilnik organized the 6th Liberal Colloquium titled “Liberalism: Future for Slovenia”. The event was held between September 26-28, 2014 at picturesque Lake Bohinj in the heart of the Slovenia’s Julian Alps.