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Press release: On the European Union’s Digital Markets Act, “Fair Access”, and Vertical Integration

The European Commission, as part of its DMA (Digital Markets Act) regulatory package, is addressing, amongst many aspects of the internet ecosystem, the broader agenda of third-party access to platforms. Specifically, this concerns so-called “business users” who us...
In Education, Length Matters
education

In Education, Length Matters

When people say “innovative improvement”, they immediately think of cars that don’t need to be driven; medicines that cure an incurable disease or vegetables that taste like meat. But an important innovation can also be a relatively unremarkable thing, such as shortening time. For example, to get from point A to point B, or to grow fruit from a plant, or the necessary hospital stay after a surgery.

Is Default of Slovakia Realistic?
public finances

Is Default of Slovakia Realistic?

The current social package worth more than a billion euro has definitively confirmed that Slovak government is going kamikaze in the area of public finances. After all, the money is “lying on the pavement” (even though we already have the highest corporate tax rate in all of Eastern Europe), so what’s the problem? Even before the package, Slovakia already had the worst long-term sustainability of public finances in the EU.

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Protectionism as New Pandemic
self-sufficiency

Protectionism as New Pandemic

History repeats itself. Unfortunately, 2022 is no exception. The pandemic and the ensuing war have raised fears about food sufficiency, which politicians around the world have turned into old-fashioned solutions. What people do not like to hear is that many measures not only do not address food security but may make it even worse.

New Tax Slovakia Has Had for Long Time
tax

New Tax Slovakia Has Had for Long Time

Last July, the European Commission presented a proposal for a directive aimed at reforming the taxation of energy products and electricity. This proposal is part of the European Union’s (EU) efforts to reduce emissions and air pollution.

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