Position on Fitness Check of 2012 State Aid Modernisation Package, Railways Guidelines and short-term Export Credit Insurance 08-01

The European Commission launched a fitness check of State aid modernisation, the railways guidelines and the short-term export credit insurance communication to check whether the rules have actually worked in the way intended and are fit for their purposes. The Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) welcomes the European Commission‘s (EC) fitness check of the 2012 […]

Retail Opening Hours: Regulation That Fails 04-15

Out of thirty European countries, sixteen allow retail trade on Sundays, whereas fourteen do not limit retail opening hours on public holidays. The countries which regulate retail trade on Sundays and/or public holidays apply a range of exemptions, suggesting that navigating among the varying interests of workers, consumers, and businesses poses a challenge. In recent […]

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