INSTITUTE FOR MARKET ECONOMICS

INSTITUTE FOR MARKET ECONOMICS

Sofia, Bulgaria

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The mission of Institute for Market Economics is to elaborate and advocate market approaches to challenges the citizens and businesses encounter when pursuing their undertakings.

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INESS SEEKING INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS TO EXPAND INDEX

Business owners in Slovakia spend 164 hours annually navigating the country’s daunting regulatory web. That number comes from the Institute of Economic and Social Studies’s (INESS) latest Bureaucracy Index. Since its start in 2006, INESS has advocated for more economic competition in Slovakia. For years, this Atlas Network partn...

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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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FIRST ANNUAL EUROPE LIBERTY FORUM CHAMPIONS FREE PEOPLE, FREE MARKETS

The inaugural Europe Liberty Forum, held June 8–9 in London and co-hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), focused on spreading the ideas of freedom to millions in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond. “Think tanks should make life of all established political parties uncomfortable,” said Member of Parliament Dougla...

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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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THINK TANK CEOS GATHER IN LITHUANIA TO CHALLENGE STATUS QUO

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), and nearly one year since the organization won the 2014 Templeton Freedom Award, the Vilnius-based think tank welcomed CEOs from Atlas Network partner organizations across Europe and the United States for the inaugural Transatlantic CEO Summi...

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REALIZING THE WORLDWIDE VISION OF ANTONY FISHER

The key to achieving a free society is, first and foremost, to change the climate of ideas. That’s the lesson that Atlas Network founder Sir Antony Fisher drew from Nobel laureate economist Friedrich Hayek before he abandoned his electoral ambitions to begin work founding and supporting think tanks that would assemble the analyt...

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ATLAS NETWORK PARTNERS SELECTED FOR LEVERAGING INDICES GRANT

To achieve tangible, real-world impact in the think tank world, measuring the outcomes and results of our work is a key ingredient of the equation. In order advance this goal, Atlas Network has proposed using reputable international rankings or indices and then objectively assessing the results of think tanks’ work as they try t...

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