Brief report on 5th BSF forum “Progressive tax system – a modern system of resource distribution in a mixed market economy or a ghost of communist past?” (Riga, May 28, 2010)

On 28th of May, 2010 the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) with the support of Freedom and Solidarity Foundation (FSF) held the discussion forum “Progressive tax system: a modern income distribution system in the mixed market economy or the ghost of communist past?” in

Brief report on forum “Public sector reforms: lower costs, greater efficiency – successful examples in Eastern Europe” (Organized in cooperation with FEPS; Riga, December 11, 2009)

On December 11th, 2009, Freedom and Solidarity Foundation held a forum “Public sector reforms: lower costs, greater efficiency – successful examples in Eastern Europe”, which called on government workers, academics, political party representatives, students, and others. Around 100 people attended the event, which indicated the

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Latvia as an alternative energy “superpower”

Latvia has two powerful lobbies which influence our energy politics. These are the well known Latvenergo and Latvijas Gaze. Elsewhere there are similar lobbies, however other countries also have powerful lobbies, which balance the influence of energy giants on political agenda decision making. However, while