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A NEW EDUCATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR GREEK PRIVATE SCHOOLS

January 11, 2021

KEFiM, an Atlas Network partner, helped pass a landmark bill that drastically increases the autonomy of private schools in Greece. The bill included many of the recommendations in KEFiM’s Greece 2021 Agenda, including increased academic freedom, the ability to offer unique and innovative services, and the ability for schools to create their own internal rules and regulations.

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THE COST OF PROTECTIONISM ON FARMERS IN INDIA

January 5, 2021

India’s state and central government’s COVID-19 relief efforts have provided farmers with funds to maintain stable livelihoods during the current health and financial crisis. However, India’s Centre for Civil Society (CCS) argues that India’s policy approach towards the COVID-19 crisis, while well-intended, has been proven to cost farmers labor and income.

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REDUCING ARBITRARY ADMINISTRATIVE BARRIERS AGAINST SENIORS IN HONDURAS

January 5, 2021

Atlas Network partner Fundación para la Libertad Económica worked alongside members of the Honduran congress for over one year to advocate for tax reform. In May of 2020, the Honduran Congress signed law 25-1963, which will provide Hondurans 65 and older with an income tax exemption of up to US $14,000.

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IMPORTED AMERICAN CARS WILL NOW BE CHEAPER IN UKRAINE

January 5, 2021

American cars will be cheaper in Ukraine thanks in part to the work of the Center for Social and Economic Research Ukraine (CASE). CASE, an Atlas Network partner, published a research report in response to a new tax proposal that was to be levied on American imported cars. The report countered the “support for domestic producers'' narrative that contributes to Ukraine having excessively overpriced cars and relatively few drivers on the road. According to their report, removing these protectionist restrictions as well as illogical environmental restrictions, Ukrainians will become more productive, mobile, and social.

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COLORADO SIDE-STEPS THE PUBLIC OPTION

January 5, 2021

State legislators in Colorado have been crafting House Bill 1349 for several years. It was designed to create a state-based public healthcare option for Coloradans, similar to that of New York. Thanks in part to the Common Sense Institute (CSI), an Atlas Network partner, the bill was defeated.

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FUNDALIB’S ECONOMIC FREEDOM INDEX RELIEVES FINANCIAL BURDEN FOR 8 MILLION CITIZENS

January 5, 2021

Despite the unparalleled circumstances that 2020 brought to the worldwide liberty movement, Spain’s Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad (Fundalib) was able to persevere and help relieve the financial burden on citizens of Madrid, Murica, Andalucia, and Galicia Spain. Fundalib’s success in advocating for tax cuts in these regions have helped approximately eight million people recover from the negative financial consequences brought on by COVID-19.

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THE ROLE AND FUTURE OF WOMEN IN THE LIBERTY MOVEMENT—PART 2

January 5, 2021

Casey Pifer, Director of Institute Relations at Atlas Network, hosts part two of Atlas Network's two-part series on the role and future of women in the liberty movement. Casey is joined by three very inspirational women in the worldwide liberty movement including: Aneetha Warusavitarana: Research Manager for the Advocata Institute in Sri Lanka, Felippa Amanta: Head of Research at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies in Indonesia, and Linda Kavuka Kiguhi: African Program Manager at Students For Liberty in Kenya.

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