4liberty.eu N E W S L E T T E R [SEPTEMBER 2022]

Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts: Trompe-l’oeil: Letter Rack with an Hourglass, a Razor and Scissors (ca. 1664) // Public domain

The September 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.

Representatives of the Republikon Institute and the LFMI are to take part in a discussion on “Green Development: An Opportunity for CEE?” to be held on October 15, 2022, in Lodz, Poland. The session will promote the forthcoming issue of the 4liberty.eu Review devoted to this topic.
Iryna Kosse (IER):
A month ago, Ukraine and the EU signed a road agreement that simplified road freight requirements between the parties. The arrangement proved to be mutually beneficial – trade volumes increased, and the cost of transportation from Ukraine decreased. It slowed the price increase for Ukrainian goods on the European market and thus helped fight inflation. The agreement also helped the business of European companies with facilities in Ukraine to transport their goods to Europe.

Jan Mosovsky (Liberalni Institute):

Tax Burden for Average Employee in Czechia Is 61.57%

After the past two years of the pandemic and the associated extraordinary spending, relief measures and fluctuations in economic activity depending on whether we were in the midst of or between lockdowns, the question of how much the average employee contributed to the state from their wages last year remains no less interesting than in previous years.

Miłosz Hodun (Projekt: Polska):

What Happened Recently in Poland

Małgorzata Manowska, the president of the Supreme Court of Poland, has accused the European Union of “bullying” Poland by demanding further changes to its judicial system in order to receive money from the recovery fund (ca. EUR 35 billion). “After Ursula von der Leyen’s recent statements, I get the impression that this is not about the rule of law”, Manowska stressed.
Elena Leontjeva (LFMI):
A second initiative to collect signatures to support a petition calling for an unconditional, universal basic income (UBI) for all citizens in the European Union (EU) has ended. The required one million signatures were never reached. Why?

Radovan Durana (INESS):

Subsidized Solar: How Not To. A Texbook Example from Slovakia

Imagine that you are given an assignment to design a roadmap to reduce country’s emissions. What would you do first? You would probably try to take stock of where emissions are generated. Since you are thinking economically, you would try to find areas where you can save enough emissions for the least amount of money.

Liberte! & ELF:

EU Response to COVID-19 Crisis [PODCAST]

In this episode of the Liberal Europe Podcast, Leszek Jażdżewski (Fundacja Liberté!) welcomes Luuk van Middelaar, a political theorist and historian, a Professor of EU law at Leiden University, a political commentator for NRC Handelsblad, and the author of the prizewinning book The Passage to Europe. They talk about European resilience and solidarity, how the EU has responded to the COVID-19 crisis, and the importance of European public.