Foundation Institute for market economics (IME) is one of the first nongovernment organizations founded after the changes in Bulgaria in 1989.
The main goals of IME since its foundation in 1993 have been protection of economic and individual freedom; development and delivering of independent assessment and analysis of government policy as well as providing a forum for exchange of ideas and opinions over diversity of problems.
The priorities of IME are related to: assessment of the effect of the normative acts and strategic documents; the increase of government transparency and the efficiency of the public administration; the improvement of the business environment, competitiveness; the preparation mechanism of the national stand in the process of decision making on EU level.
As a trademark of IME were formed: preparation of Alternative budget with low tax level; the presentation of Index of economic freedom and Bulgaria’s place in it; the campaign “Expenditures of Bulgarian country”; the constant actions of doing pension reform; the calculation of The day of freedom from government intervention in Bulgaria; an internship program; The IME’s student club, The economic library of IME and BMA and much more publications and initiative.
In order to provide a forum for different ideas and opinions over important problems IME regularly organizes various public events: lectures, discussions, press conference, seminars, presentations of books and authors.
The institute’s activity does not escape the public notice. IME is honored with the following awards:
For more information visit the internet site of IME.
Six Maps on Small Bulgarian Municipalities 08.02.2019
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NSI published the regional GDP data for 2017.
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Local Taxes Continue to Increase 20.07.2018
The trend of rising local taxes continued in 2018.