How Breach of EU Regulation May Lead to Regional Environmental Disaster
CROATIA'S ECONOMY - "MOSTLY UNFREE", RANKED 113th OUT OF 157 NATIONS AND REMAINS AT THE BOTTOM OF EUROPE - 14Th ANNUAL INDEX OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM SHOWS - PUBLISHED BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION'S 2009 INDEX OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM SHOWS THAT CROATIA DROPPED BY THREE PLACES IN THE WORLD RANKING AND SLIPPED FURTHER IN THE REGION
Croatia and the EU Accession Process
Dr. Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate:
Post-Communist Eastern Europe, The Rule of Law, Protection of Property Rights and Privatization
"Nor is free enterprise capitalism a free-for-all. This is not always fully understood in countries which are trying to make the difficult transition from socialism to capitalism. A properly functioning market economy must always be governed by clear rules of competition and there must be effective safeguards for investors. Capitalism cannot, in fact, operate without a strong administration to police the laws that provide its framework. And it cannot succeed without honesty. Racketeers, blackmarketeers and smugglers are not entrepreneurs - they are just plain criminals. Corruption and gangsterism are scourges which afflict many newly developing economies and states. They should be ruthlessly and fearlessly expunged. Otherwise not just the free market but freedom itself is in peril. "
Lady Thatcher, Speech Delivered in Zagreb, Croatia, Sept. 16, 1998
Despite the EU's assurances, Zagreb is no model for the region
Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, Co-Founders, Adriatic Institute for Public Policy
WHY WE AREN'T FREE YET
A new study shows that economic freedom is still repressed in southeast Europe, and corruption is the biggest reason why. The article "Why We Aren't Free Yet" was published in Balkan Insight - an online publication of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.