In the media

May 31, 2023

GREECE’S ‘LIBERAL MARKETS’ FEATURES THE 2023 NANNY STATE INDEX

In Liberal Market, the individual score of Greece and the pan-European analysis from the 2023 Nanny State Index were presented. The article provided an explanation as to why Greece improved its ranking by seven positions to 18th compared to the previous edition. It also highlighted the persistent restrictions in Greece regarding alcohol, food, soft drinks, tobacco, and e-cigarettes.
May 31, 2023

BRITAIN’S NANNY STATE INDEX E-CIGARETTE SCORES ANALYSED IN THE TIMES

In the Times, analysis from the 2023 Nanny State Index featured as part of a review of Britain’s increasingly strict e-cigarette rules and legislations. The article illustrated how nanny statist policymaking efforts, designed to disincentivise individuals from using e-cigarettes, have made reduced harm alternatives to cigarettes less attractive to smokers.
May 27, 2023

LIBERAL INSTITUTE INTERVIEWED ON RADIO ZET

Martin Pánek, director of EPICENTER partner think tank the Liberal Institute, was interviewed on Czechia’s Radio Zet. He discussed how interest rate hikes had led to the fall of some Czech banks but emphasised that the banking sector as a whole was protected from collapse.
February 21, 2023

KEFIM REPORT FEATURED ON CNN

EPICENTER member think tank KEFiM’s findings on overtaxation’s impact on citizens’ standard of living were featured in ‘CNN Greece’. The article delved into the report’s recommendations and conclusions, highlighting how Greece’s current position was responsible for exacerbating inflationary pressures and declining tax revenues.
February 6, 2023

CÉCILE PHILLIPE WRITES IN LES ECHOS

Cécile Philippe, the president of the Économique Molinari Institute, an EPICENTER member think tank, was featured in Les Echoes Philippe argues that entrepreneurs and industry should not be detested, and that the behaviours of individuals and organisations that develop wealth are worthwhile for the betterment of society that the end products deliver.
February 3, 2023

MARTIN PÁNEK FEATURED IN EURO

Martin Pánek, the director of the EPICENTER partner, the Liberal Institute, was featured in Euro, a popular Czech news site, expressing his support for the Finance Minister’s plans to unify reduced VAT rates. However, he also criticised the government’s overarching strategy to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.
January 31, 2023

IES EUROPE ON DIGI24 NEWS

Christian Nasulea, the director of EPICENTER member think tank IES, was featured on a popular Romanian news program called Digi24, where he discussed the Social Democratic Party’s proposed implementation of new taxes on Romanian citizens. During the segment, he discussed how the cost-of-living crisis in the Eurozone is being further exacerbated by various state interventions across the economy, which are creating inflationary pressures that are affecting citizens.
January 14, 2023

IEM’S NICOLAS MARQUES ON EUROPE1 RADIO DEBATE

Nicolas Marques, Senior Fellow at the EPICENTER member think tank Institut Économique Molinari, participated in a debate on demographic changes and pension reform. During the debate, Marques argued for necessary structural reforms to adapt pension systems to demographic changes. He presented the idea that the end of the baby boom and the decline in fertility necessitate changes to civil servants’ pensions so that they are not financed exclusively by the taxpayer.
January 10, 2023

DAGENS INDUSTRI FEATURES TIMBRO REPORT

EPICENTER member think tank TIMBRO’s report on excessive government market interventions was recently featured in Sweden’s leading daily newspaper, Dagens Industri. The report highlights how government intervention has contributed to inflationary pressures and recommends regulatory simplification and the abolition of government fees to lower inflation rates.