In the media

February 10, 2022

DMA AND ITS SECURITY SHORTFALLS

European legislators venture to tackle big tech with the new Digital Markets Act provision. The European Parliament’s diversion from the original text on interoperability raises many issues. The potential detrimental changes to digital security for consumers are alarming.
February 9, 2022

INTERVIEW WITH CECILE PHILIPPE

Cécile Philippe, President of the IEM, was interviewed on domestic French taxation issues to discussions on what role the EU plays in the French economy. In terms of EU policy, Philippe asserts that the French government erroneously focuses on issues such as digital taxation, which is counterproductive.
January 27, 2022

THE SINGLE ELECTRONIC CHARGER PLAN IS ABSURD AND UNWANTED

The single charger proposals speak to a deeper issue with the EU’s mindset. This is superfluous intervention, built on spurious grounds, that will only serve to discourage innovation and make life harder for companies and consumers. It is precisely this type of activity that makes Europe a less hospitable place for entrepreneurs.
October 27, 2021

THE OPPORTUNISM OF EUROPEAN PARTIES IN FREE TRADE POLICIES

Of the 13 agreements that have been ratified between 2012 and 2019, the Italian Parliament has ratified only 4, all during the same parliamentary term from September 2015 to July 2019.The opposition parties in Greece, Italy and Spain tend to oppose the ratification of these agreements for environmental concerns and the protection of domestic companies from international competition. The parties in all three countries surveyed take advantage of populist concerns.
October 18, 2021

POPULIST PARTIES IN SOUTHERN EUROPE HINDER FREE TRADE

The opposition parties in Greece, Italy and Spain tend to oppose the ratification of these agreements for environmental concerns and the protection of domestic companies from international competition. The parties in all three countries surveyed take advantage of populist concerns.
October 18, 2021

HOW SOUTHERN EUROPEAN POLITICIANS VOTE ON TRADE

Of the 13 agreements that have been ratified between 2012 and 2019, the Greek Parliament has ratified only 4, all during the same parliamentary term from September 2015 to July 2019.The opposition parties in Greece, Italy and Spain tend to oppose the ratification of these agreements for environmental concerns and the protection of domestic companies from international competition. The parties in all three countries surveyed take advantage of populist concerns.
October 16, 2021

WHY IS GREECE DELAYING THE RATIFICATION OF THE EUROPEAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS?

Of the 13 Free Trade Agreements that have been ratified between 2012 and 2019, the Greek Parliament has ratified only four. All during the same parliamentary term from September 2015 to July 2019. This is reported in a new study published by the EPICENTER network. The study is in collaboration with three member organizations, including KEFIM, Fundacion Civismo, and Istituto Bruno Leoni.
October 15, 2021

HOW DO PARTIES VOTE OF FREE TRADE TREATIES?

Of the 13 agreements that have been ratified between 2012 and 2019, the Italian Parliament has ratified only 4, all during the same parliamentary term from September 2015 to July 2019.The opposition parties in Greece, Italy and Spain tend to oppose the ratification of these agreements for environmental concerns and the protection of domestic companies from international competition. The parties in all three countries surveyed take advantage of populist concerns.
September 17, 2021

NEW EUROPE’S COVER STORY ON ECONOMIC FREEDOM

Overall, the EU has an economic freedom score of 7.78 out of 10, which has been stable for the past decade. To put this in perspective, if the EU was a country, it would jointly rank 35th with Peru, and marginally above Jamaica and Bulgaria. Compared to, say, the U.S. which ranks 6th, the EU’s score is feeble at best.