CENTER FOR LIBERAL STUDIES - MARKOS DRAGOUMIS

CENTER FOR LIBERAL STUDIES - MARKOS DRAGOUMIS

Athens, Greece

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The mission of Center for Liberal Studies - Markos Dragoumis is to increase the influence and support for policies that promote individual freedom.

IN THE NEWS

TAX FREEDOM DAY IN GREECE PUSHED TO 198 DAYS INTO THE YEAR

The economic situation in Greece remains dire, and, according to Atlas Network partner Center for Liberal Studies (KEFiM), Greeks must work 198 days of the year just to pay their annual taxes. This finding comes from KEFiM’s recent Tax Freedom Day study, which it created to present the real economic conditions of Greece, support...

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LEGAL VICTORY FOR FREE SPEECH IN GREECE A WIN FOR KEFIM, TOO

In 2014, the Greek government passed an anti-racism law aimed at cutting down on incitements to violence in the country. While well-intentioned, an application of this law in action saw the recent criminal trial of Greek author Soti Triantafyllou for an op-ed she wrote in late 2015 in which she mentioned a false quote attributed...

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KEFIM PARTNERS WITH ATLAS NETWORK TO HOST TEAM SUMMIT

Last year KEFIM, one of Greece's most prominent think tanks, experienced significant growth in its staff size and programs. With new team members and a suite of new activities, KEFIM's leadership reached out to Atlas Network's Matt Warner to partner with them on creating a uniquely designed team summit to help them accelerate th...

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NEW LIBERTY AWARDS IN GREECE HONOR TOM PALMER, OTHER FREEDOM CHAMPIONS

The recent turn of Greeks back to the ideas of classical liberalism is continuing. Earlier in December, The Center for Liberal Studies - Markos Dragoumis (KEFiM) hosted an award ceremony for “Freedom in Greece,” called PROMETHEUS 2017, at St. George Lycabettus in the presence of 120 prominent guests and award winners.

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GREECE’S NEWEST THINK TANK PRESIDENT

Atlas Network recently caught up with Alexander Skouras, its former director of external relations, who will become president of the Center of Liberal Studies (KEFiM) in Greece starting September 1. Originally founded in 2011, KEFiM’s mission is to increase the influence and support for policies that promote individual freedom.

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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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ECONOMIC FREEDOM AUDITS HELD IN GREECE, URUGUAY, VENEZUELA, SERBIA

The Economic Freedom Audit is a series of events held in different countries around the world, aiming to bring together leading figures from the policy, political, media, business and academic world in order to identify positive reforms that would lead each country to a higher degree of economic freedom as measured by the Fraser...

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BUILDING A NEW CONSENSUS OF LIBERTY AND RESPONSIBILITY IN GREECE

For more than five years, Greece has been sliding further into debt and toward the danger of bankruptcy and default. In that time, Greece’s GDP decreased by more than 22 percent from 2009 to 2013, overall unemployment increased from 9 percent to 26 percent, and youth unemployment shot from 24.8 percent to 51.2 percent — with est...

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ATLAS NETWORK HELPS IDEAS OF LIBERTY FLOURISH IN GREECE

The political climate in Greece has been troubled for years, with a growing government debt and regulatory crisis and the rise of radical collectivism — to the point that three representatives of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party were elected to the European Parliament in May. Atlas Network is active in Greece, however, successfull...

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GREEK LIBERTY WIKI PROJECT CHANGES AN ONLINE NARRATIVE

In Greece, where radical collectivism is on the rise, ideas about personal liberty are frequently dismissed or suppressed. Liberty Forum of Greece is working to change the narrative. Each month twenty volunteers spend their time translating relevant Wikipedia entries into Greek to offer the public an objective presentation of cl...

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