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LITHUANIAN FREE MARKET INSTITUTE ROLLS BACK REGULATION TO RAMP UP HEALTHCARE

April 9, 2021

In Lithuania, the federal government until recently required that pharmacies have at least one full-time pharmacist on shift at all times. The Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), an Atlas Network partner, spearheaded an effort to roll back this mandate that drove up regulatory compliance costs and especially hurt small pharmacies and communities.

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LIBERA BOLIVIA EXAMINES STREET FAIR THAT HAS LIFTED THOUSANDS FROM POVERTY

April 8, 2021

On March 10, 2021, our partners at LIBERA Bolivia presented an audiovisual production called Sabemos Vender Bien (We Know How to Sell Well) that presents the events of Feria 16 de Julio in El Alto, Bolivia, a huge street fair that has helped lift thousands of people out of poverty in recent decades by encouraging free market activity for independent sellers. Atlas Network President Matt Warner, a special guest that day, said: "I want to focus on 'Sabemos' (we know), because knowledge is a key focus of debate in the future of foreign aid and development world. And what do we mean by 'knowledge'? If we think about the activities that we see happening in the July 16 market it’s a very familiar history that we see in other places, where people are demonstrating that they already know how to succeed; they already have the knowledge within them through their experiences, through their networks, through their own lives."

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RESTORING THE RIGHTS OF 6 MILLION UKRAINIANS | DMYTRO LYVCH

April 6, 2021

Dmytro Lyvch is project manager & head of analytics at EasyBusiness, a leading public policy advisory organization that works to build a better business-enabling climate in Ukraine. The free-market think tank grew out of work being done by advisors to the Economy Minister to use deregulation as a tool to stamp out corruption in the country in 2014, and its impact has gradually grown as it works to liberalize the economy since Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity.

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INFLUENTIAL ECONOMIC FREEDOM AUDIT FACILITATED IN VIETNAM

April 5, 2021

One of Atlas Network’s Vietnamese partners, the Market Solutions Research Center for Social and Economic Issues (MASSEI), recently worked in conjunction with the National University of Economics and government officials from various agencies and ministries to conduct an Economic Freedom Audit that resulted in market-friendly policy recommendations in Vietnam.

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ECONOMIC FREEDOM AUDIT IN COLOMBIA RECEIVES WIDESPREAD ATTENTION

March 29, 2021

The Instituto de Ciencia Política Hernán Echavarría (ICP), one of Atlas Network’s active partners in Latin America, organized an important online event on March 17 examining Colombia’s ranking within the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World Report (EFW) and opportunities for improvement. The event—sponsored by an Atlas Network Economic Freedom Audit Grant—was entitled “Libertad Económica en Colombia: Resultados del Índice de Fraser Institute de Canadá” (Economic Liberty in Colombia: Index Results of the Fraser Institute of Canada) and convened over 100 participants on Zoom, over 1,000 attendees on Facebook, and nearly 300 on YouTube.

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NEW LIBERTY & WINE PODCAST TO TALK ABOUT FREEDOM’S ROLE IN CREATING A BETTER WORLD—OVER WINE

March 23, 2021

Are you a wine lover who is interested in learning more about freedom’s role in creating a better world? Tune in on Monday, April 5, 2021, for the launch of the innovative podcast Liberty & Wine. This podcast will take you on an intellectual journey through history alongside freedom movement titan Michel Kelly-Gagnon and his guests, with each episode featuring a unique wine pairing.

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CHARTING THE PATH TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY | KENDALL COTTON

March 23, 2021

The Frontier Institute was founded in 2020 and is already reshaping the economic landscape in Montana. Through their Montana Recovery Agenda, FI is working with the newly elected governor to ensure overregulation doesn’t stifle a strong economic recovery.

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