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Interview with Cecile Philippe

9 February 2022

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. Read the full article in Brussels Report.

The single electronic charger plan is absurd and unwanted

27 January 2022

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. Read the full story by Matt Lesh in New Europe.

The opportunism of European parties in free trade policies

27 October 2021

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. Read the full article here.

How Southern European politicians vote on trade

18 October 2021

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. Read the full article here.

Populist parties in southern Europe hinder free trade

18 October 2021

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. Read the full article here.

Why is Greece delaying the ratification of the European Free Trade Agreements?

16 October 2021

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. Read the full article here.

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