In the media

July 22, 2023

THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX SHOWCASED IN THE TELEGRAPH

In a Telegraph article delving into popular narratives surrounding ‘greedflation’, the 2023 Nanny State Index was referenced to dispel the belief that top-down, state-intervention measures in product markets provides the best remedy for high consumer prices.
July 19, 2023

THE TIMES’ ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’ COLUMN FEATURES THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX

In the Times’ ‘Ask the experts’ column, an article titled “What you can and can’t do in Europe’s most (and least) nanny-state countries’ unpacked the main findings from the 2023 Nanny State Index. The article explored how paternalist measures have turned out in practice through a series of interviews with individuals across Europe.
July 6, 2023

ADAM BARTHA COMMENTS IN EXPRESSO

In his recent comments for Expresso, Adam Bartha, Director of EPICENTER, highlighted the EU’s foolishness trying to compromise with Viktor Orban’s government, despite its blackmailing attempts. While Hungary may be able to temporary block further financial support to Ukraine or protect Russia from the next round of sanctions, Orban’s government is ultimately in a weak position. Instead, EU officials should look at institutional reforms that minimise the redistribute nature of the EU and maximise the benefits of the Single Market.
June 16, 2023

LITHUANIA’S ‘15MIN’ SHOWCASES THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX

The Lithuanian news outlet ’15min’ published an article discussing the findings from the 2023 Nanny State Index concerning Europe as a whole. The article explores how Lithuania’s shift toward increased state paternalism in the lifestyle sector is in-line with a broader trend across European countries.
June 15, 2023

HUNGARIAN NEWS OUTLET ‘MAGYAR HANG’ FEATURES THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX

The article by ‘Magyar Hang’ delves into the findings from the 2023 Nanny State Index concerning Hungary, highlighting how its dispiriting performance aligns with the broader pan-European trend of increasing state paternalism in the lifestyle sector. The article provides an exploration of these findings and their implications.
June 14, 2023

POLAND’S ONLINE NEWSPAPER ‘GAZETA POLSKA’ PRESENTS THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX.

The Polish news outlet ‘Gazeta Polska’ published an article summarising the findings of the Nanny State Index 2023, focusing on Germany and Turkey, the most and least liberal countries on the list. There is an increase in paternalistic interventions across European countries. Poland currently has the highest tax on carbonated drinks when adjusted for income.
June 14, 2023

ROMANIA’S ONLINE NEWSPAPER ‘ANTENA3 ONLINE’ PRESENTS THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX

CNN Romania published an article summarising the findings of the Nanny State Index 2023, focusing on Romania’s rank as one of ‘the least free’ countries in tobacco consumption in Europe. Romania has the highest tax for tobacco production when adjusted for income and purchasing power.
June 14, 2023

ROMANIAN NEWS OUTLET ‘STIRILE PRO TV’ FEATURES THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX

The analysis of Romania’s performance in the 2023 Nanny State Index was recently featured in an article by ‘Adevarul‘. The article discusses the reasons behind Romania’s underwhelming performance in the latest edition of the index. Additionally, it highlights the overall trend of increased state paternalism across Europe.