BULGARIAN LIBERTARIAN SOCIETY

BULGARIAN LIBERTARIAN SOCIETY

Sofia, Bulgaria

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The mission of Bulgarian Libertarian Society is to create a youth-driven network for promoting libertarian principles.

IN THE NEWS

HOW WE ACHIEVED VICTORY IN BULGARIA’S “WAR ON CASH”

On September 14, 2017, Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry tabled a proposal to lower the upper limit on cash payments to 5,000 Bulgarian levs (the equivalent of EUR 2,500 or USD 3,000) from 10,000 levs as part of an overall tax reform package related to VAT and some excise taxes. Cash restrictions of such scope would lead to significan...

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TAX FREEDOM DAY IN GREECE SLIDES TO 203 DAYS INTO THE YEAR

It took 203 days into 2017 for the nation of Greece to pay off its collective tax obligations to its government – a full 15 days later than it took in 2016, suggesting a greater and growing burden on taxpayers. July 23 marked the first day of the year that Greek people worked for themselves and not the state, meaning that since...

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BULGARIANS CELEBRATE TAX FREEDOM DAY… 136 DAYS INTO THE YEAR

In 2011, Bulgarian citizens had to work 115 days before being able to pay off their taxes. This year, that number jumped to 136 days (May 16). Hundreds of Bulgarian taxpayers turned out for an event celebrating this year’s Tax Freedom Day. Celebrated in countries around the world, Tax Freedom Day marks the day that citizens have...

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REMEMBERING COMMUNISM’S BLOODY LEGACY IN BULGARIA

A peaceful demonstration by the​ Bulgarian Libertarian Society (BLS), an Atlas Network partner based in Sofia, decorated a campus statue of Karl Marx with a bloody crown and plastic bones in order to illustrate the real consequences of Marxist ideas. Communism is responsible for a horrifying death toll, but today’s students in B...

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‘BLACK BOOK’ CHRONICLES WASTEFUL PUBLIC SPENDING IN BULGARIA

The perverse incentives of the public sector lead government officials to waste money in an endless variety of ways. Atlas Network partners the Bulgarian Libertarian Society and the Institute for Market Economics, in cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, recently published “The Black Book of Government Waste in Bulg...

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BULGARIAN LIBERTARIANS AIM TO STOP COMPULSORY VOTING PROPOSAL

Freedom of conscience is a crucial form of liberty in any society, so the freedom to choose political leaders must always be accompanied by the freedom to abstain from voting. Bulgarians are preparing to vote in a referendum this October that will determine whether the country’s electoral system is overhauled, and Atlas Network...

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