In the media

June 12, 2023

THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX SHOWCASED IN ROMANIAN NEWS OUTLET ‘DC NEWS ROMANIA’

The Romanian news outlet ‘DC News Romania’ published an article discussing the findings from the 2023 Nanny State Index concerning Romania and Europe as a whole. The article explores how Romania’s scores align with the broader trend observed across Europe, which indicates an increase in state paternalism in the lifestyle sector.
June 6, 2023

SPAIN’S ‘LIBRE MERCADO’ PRESENTS THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX

The Spanish newspaper Libre Mercado published an article discussing EPICENTER’s Nanny State Index. The article emphasizes the Spanish government’s notably low level of interventionism in alcohol, smoking, and vaping regulations, securing the fourth position as one of the least interventionist governments among the 30 countries studied.
June 1, 2023

HUFFINGTON POST ITALY SHOWCASES THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX

The Huffington Post Italy has published an article featuring EPICENTER’s Nanny State Index, which explores the trade-off between risk and freedom. The article discusses the limited effectiveness of regulations on alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and food and drinks in improving citizens’ life expectancy while encroaching on their liberty.
May 31, 2023

‘ON AIR BULGARIA’ SHOWCASES THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX

The Bulgarian news outlet “On Air Bulgaria” recently reported on the findings of the 2023 Nanny State Index. The article focuses on the growing tendency of European governments to introduce paternalistic policies that regulate people’s lifestyles, sometimes at the cost of personal freedoms. Furthermore, the article explores Bulgaria’s specific rankings and outcomes in the index.
May 31, 2023

LINKIESTA FEATURE THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX

Italy is recognized as one of the most tolerant countries in Europe when it comes to lifestyle regulations. This article elaborates on the reasons behind Italy’s favourable position in the 2023 Nanny State Index, where it ranks twenty-eighth out of thirty countries.
May 31, 2023

CHRIS SNOWDON IN THE SPECTATOR

The editor of the 2023 Nanny State Index, Christopher Snowdon, authored an article in The Spectator discussing the United Kingdom’s ranking in the Index. In addition to discussing Britain’s dispiriting performance, Chris elaborated on the anticipated increase in the number of paternalistic policies in the near future.
May 31, 2023

‘DNEVIK’ ANALYSES BULGARIA’S POSITION IN THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX

In their article, Dnevik focused on the contribution of EPICENTER partner, the Institute for Market Economy, to the Nanny State Index. The article praised Bulgaria for its position near the freer end of the Index and presented the key findings from the report. It also analysed the reasons behind the increasing trend of paternalistic policies across Europe.
May 31, 2023

BRITAIN’S STATE PATERNALISM OUTLINED IN THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

The Daily Telegraph featured the main findings of the 2023 Nanny State Index and provided a comprehensive breakdown of Britain’s extensive range of paternalistic measures. The article compared Britain’s regulations in lifestyle matters to those of other European countries. It also highlighted EPICENTER’s findings, which suggest that such measures do not contribute to healthier and longer-living societies.