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Corruption: 10 Years Freedom Barometer

Corruption is an aspect of the rule of law which is just a little bit better fought against than the dependence of the judiciary on extra-legal actors. Its impact on human freedom is also tremendous...

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Freedom Barometer - Corruption

Protection of Human Rights: 10 Years Freedom Barometer

The notion that human rights are important is maintained throughout the region and very few politicians dare to attack the concept openly (even the most authoritarian leaning ones do not), at least...

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Freedom Barometer - Protection of Human Rights

Economic Freedom: 10 Years of Freedom Barometer

The cornerstones of economic freedom are personal choice, voluntary exchange, freedom to enter and compete in a market, and the security of a person and privately owned property. According to Freedom...

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Freedom Barometer - Economic Freedom

China and Russia: The New Saviours

Pro-Russian and pro-Chinese sources are leading “coordinated campaigns” aiming to erode trust in European institutions, the European Union, EU, and the bloc’s crisis management, as well as to divert...

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A Fifth-Generation Conspiracy: Social Media Turned 5G Into an Invisible Threat

In mid-May, a video with a provocative message caused yet another whirlwind on social media. This one-minute recording showed a man in protective gear standing next to a telecommunications tower. The...

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Freedom Team Interview: Markus Kaiser in Focus

Markus joined the foundation in 2012 after spending six years as a political advisor in the parliamentary group of FDP, the German liberal party. Prior to this, he obtained a Master’s degree in...

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Markus Kaiser


October 3, 2020 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Day of German Unity. In a few years Germany, which was reunited in 1990, will have existed longer than its divided predecessor. People in...

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Historic Victory of the Liberal Parties in Romania

At the local elections taking place on Sunday in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, the independent mayoral candidate Nicușor Dan has impressively asserted himself with 42.7% in the race against the...

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Nicusor Dan


In conditions of the declared world pandemic of COVID-19 virus, the world economies started a decline, with the risk of falling into one of the deepest recession. The virus strikes not only humans,...

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Freedom Team Interview: Aret Demirci in Focus

Meet Aret Demirci, our most recent addition to the #FreedomTeam as a Project Manager in the Regional Office for East and Southeast Europe. His favourite freedom quote is by Martin Luther King, "...

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Aret Demirci