4liberty.eu N E W S L E T T E R [JUNE 2021]

Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts "Trompe-l’oeil: Letter Rack with an Hourglass, a Razor and Scissors" // Public domain

The June 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.

Radoslaw Sikorski (Liberte!):
What is the attitude of Poles towards the European Union? Has the Law and Justice government already turned us from a nation of Euro-enthusiasts into Euro-skeptics? “The latest edition of the Eurobarometer shows that only 50% of Poles ‘trust’ the EU, 38% have an opposite view, and 12% have no opinion.”
Dirk Assmann (Liberales Institut):
So far, the COVID-19 pandemic has had little effect on the German housing market. It has left barely a mark on real estate prices or rentals. But the pandemic is not over yet, and even if it was: the past months have triggered some developments that will transform our working world and are likely to have a considerable impact on the housing market in the long term.

Rebeka Papp (Republikon Institute):

Discrimination against LGBTIQ Community in Hungary

One of the reasons why the LGBTIQ community is constantly targeted by the government can be explained by the voter base of Fidesz. They prefer more conservative policies to European liberal values with which they have been dissatisfied in the 2000s due to the financial crisis and the absence of a rapid improvement in the standard of life.
Toni Skorić & Michael Roick (FNF):
In the years 2019/20, the FNF reminded of the “peaceful freedom revolutions” (H.-D. Genscher), which took place 30 years ago and which were most symbolically manifested in the fall of the Berlin Wall and the German reunification, in the form of various events and publications. However, this revolutionary democratic change did not spread across the whole continent.
Visio Institute:
Since the 2015 refugee crisis onwards, the yearly quota of working permits for Third Country Nationals (TCNs) offered by the Romanian Government has gradually increased, reaching 25,000 in 2020. An important category of TCNs working in Romania are people from South Asia, mainly Indian, Bangladeshi, Sinhalese or Nepali migrants. Most of them are low-skilled workers employed in the primary or secondary sectors of the economy.

Academy of Liberalism:

Estonian Ministry Wants to Promote Use of E-Receipts in Private Sector

The e-receipt has been in use as a service in Estonia since 2014, when the e-receipt project was launched as an initiative of Omniva and Telia, and which has evolved as Telia’s mTasku mobile application. Alexela Oil AS was the first company in Estonia to start issuing universal machine-readable e-receipts in September 2017, and this spring Telia and Unifiedpost launched a new joint solution.
Tamara Olbrys (Projekt: Polska):
Cryptocurrencies are here to stay. As we find ourselves in the digital transformation, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of cryptocurrencies no longer should focus on their stereotypes, or if they are a worthwhile investment but rather on how we can educate and integrate cryptocurrencies into our everyday lives.