"Economic Policy Review" Bulletin ISSN 1313 - 0544

Economic Freedom of the World: 2007 Annual Report

Petar Ganev / 27.09.2007
Hong Kong once again tops international rankings for economic freedom, with Singapore a close second and New Zealand in third spot, according to the Economic Freedom of the World: 2007 Annual Report, published by The Fraser Institute. Zimbabwe and Myanmar had the lowest economic freedom ratings of the 141 countries measured.

It’s the Rules that Matter

Svetla Kostadinova / 27.09.2007
The current Bulgarian government released its biannual report. It gives us the opportunity to clearly define the principles and approaches used during the ruling.

“New Deal for Bulgaria”

Veliko Dimitrov / 27.09.2007
In the course of the week (19.09.07), at an organized press conference, the relatively new political party CEDB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) revealed its complete economic program – the vision how Bulgaria is to be governed if the party wins enough seats at the next parliamentary elections.

GDP in the Second Quarter Of 2007

Dimitar Chobanov / 27.09.2007
National Statistical Institute officially released preliminary national accounts data for the second quarter and the first half of 2007. Gross domestic product (GDP) keeps growing by more than 6 percent on annual basis which is good news.

New Programs of the Social Ministry – from Employment to Qualification

Adriana Mladenova / 27.09.2007
This week the social minister Mrs Maslarova declared a provisional change in the direction of the policy of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Bulgaria on the labour market. The current programs that pay to employers and companies to hire unemployed will be replaced by new ones that aim to pay for courses of qualification and prequalification of the unemployed.

Health Care System in Singapore

Metodi V. Metodiev / 27.09.2007
In the next few paragraphs I’m going to describe the health care system in Singapore and especially how it works. This approach seeks to mainstream the better practices that are already being applied in some countries. Because sometimes is easier, more effective and painless just to copy some good and working ideas.