Is It Possible To Reindustrialise Europe?
Yavor Aleksiev / 13.05.2014
Back in late 2012, the European Commission put forward the notion of reindustrializing Europe. The main goal of that policy is to increase the industrial sector’s share in the European economy from 15.6% in 2012 to 20% in 2020. The target itself is easy to remember and is unlikely to be misquoted by European bureaucrats. As a Deutsche Bank analysis published at the very end of 2013 showed, it is just as unlikely to be reached in the foreseeable future.
2014 Free Market Road Show (Sofia - May 9th, 2014)
13.05.2014
After the debut in 2013, on May 9th, 2014 Sofia once again hosted the infamous “Free Market Road Show”. This year’s topic was “The Future of Europe at Stake: European Elections Ahead - What is Next for the Union?” The show lasted a full 4 hours and featured distinguished speakers and panelists from the country and abroad.
A Liberal View of Europe and Bulgaria’s Place in It
Yavor Aleksiev / 13.05.2014
The self-defense reflexes of many European bureaucrats pushed them off the brink of a new type of populism – “European”. Unfortunately the present institutional structure of the Union doesn’t allow its citizens to combat this transnational populism, which in most cases is inspired by the European Commission. It also means something else – such populism rarely encounters institutional resistance as it generally reflects the interest of the professional European political class – namely, more and more secure power. The latter are certainly not liberal principles.
IME presented the English edition of Regional Profiles 2013
13.05.2014
The IME presented the English version of the study “Regional Profiles: Indicators of Development 2013” on March 11th, 2014. The event was attended by representatives of leading foreign embassies and chambers of commerce and industry.
Roundtable discussion: "Challenges of the socio-economic development of Bulgarian districts."
13.05.2014
On February 6th 2014 the Institute for Market Economics organized a round table discussion, as part of the project “Regional Profiles: Indicators of Development”, carried out with the financial support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation.