Latest Newsletter [December 2023]

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

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

Liberte!: SAVE THE DATE! Freedom Games 2024: City. Europe. Future

We are pleased to announce that the next edition of the event will be held on October 18-20, 2024, in Lodz, Poland, and the accompanying slogan will be “City. Europe. Future”!

Ekaterina Baksanova (IME):
Soon it will be 8 years since the last constitutional changes related to the Bulgarian judiciary.
Monika Rosa (Liberte!):
Children’s rights are a matter of the utmost importance for politics and the future of the democratic system. Unfortunately, this statement still remains merely aspirational in Poland.
Oksana Kuziakiv (IER Kiev):
Medium-sized private enterprises play an important role in the economy and social development. Medium-sized enterprises operating in domestic and foreign markets are a kind of “backbone” of the economy.
ELF & Liberte!:
In this episode of the Liberal Europe Podcast, Leszek Jażdżewski (Fundacja Liberté!) welcomes Sergei Guriev, a renown political and economic analyst, Professor of Economics and Provost of Science Po, the co-author (together with Daniel Treisman) of Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century, and the host of the podcast “Conversations with Sergei Guriev”. They talk about the Russian economy and society, the structure of power in Putin’s Russia, dictatorship and Putinism, the Russian war in Ukraine, and the future of Russia.

Renata Lele (Republikon Institute):

Demography, marked by diminishing birth rates, population decline, an aging society, migration, and crisis – these are the primary factorc we think about when discussing demography in the European Union today. We hear about them a lot, but the questions remains: How severe is the actual “crisis”?

Matej Barta (INESS):

Silent Taxation

Imagine you are running a business. You have a small business or a trade, and you are doing just enough to maintain the same standard of living across challenging times. Then suddenly, without any increase in your income compared to the prices around you, the state tells you that you are already earning enough to pay more in taxes.

Reda Simonaityte (LFMI):

Advance Corporation Tax Is Too Expensive for More Than Just Businesses

The complexity of the advance payment of corporate income tax (CIT) creates administrative burdens for businesses and hinders the path to greater competitiveness.