4liberty.eu N E W S L E T T E R [JULY 2020]

The July issue of the 4liberty.eu Newsletter provides an overview of the articles published on the 4liberty.eu website, serving as a starting point for further exploration.

Detmar Doering (FNF):
Run-Off Vote: State Restructuring in Poland Continues
With the re-election of Duda, it looks as if the state restructuring can now continue uninterrupted. Trzaskowski and the opposition have lost their chances. At the end of the election campaign, the candidate’s victory was within reach.

Maria Slominska-Fabis (Projekt: Polska):
End of Poland’s “Europeanization” or Opportunity for European Federalism?
Perhaps the result of Poland’s presidential election should be viewed as an indicator of Poland’s democratic immaturity compared to Western EU Member States. Immaturity that had once appeared insignificant, but now poses a severe threat to EU cohesion and strength. How the EU will act now towards Warsaw will shape the future of the EU itself.

LFMI & More Liberal Voices:
The COVID-19 pandemic has already inflicted severe damage on the Ukrainian economy despite relatively mild public health implications so far. The number of new COVID-19 cases seems to have stabilized over the last few weeks, and the number of hospitalizations does not seem to strain the healthcare system.
Monika Budzak (INESS):
When it comes to real life problems, adults usually start reminiscing about their school days with a bit of bitterness. Sometimes, they blame teachers that had failed at teaching, and on other occasions they blame themselves for not paying more attention. The skills that are missing the most often are usually those related to Economics and Financial literacy.
Christine Frohn (Liberales Institut):
Many so-called “eco-friendly” alternatives have a worse environmental footprint and contain questionable additives. The debate about plastic pollution is often one-sided. This matters, because not all plastics are the same, and not all synthetic materials are harmful to the environment.

Adela Kleckova:
Czechia More Resilient Than Ever: New Parliamentary Committee on Hybrid Threats
The Czech parliament has approved the establishment of the Permanent Parliamentary Committee on hybrid threats. This expert platform will be dedicated to monitoring influence operations and issuing recommendations to Parliament. Located in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic is often a popular target of influence operations from aggressive great powers such as Russia and China.

Octavian-Dragomir Jora (Visio Insitut):
We all stand equal in front of death, though we live in unequal ways, for our gifts and fates that Gods or odds reserve for us are profoundly different and unevenly distributed. We, the ruled ones, are allegedly equal before the law, while rulers one-sidedly legislate a fake uniformity. At the same time, statisticians sequestrate us in income/wealth quartiles, deciles, percentiles only to fuel lamentations for redistributive justice..