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March for Europe 2017

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Rome, 25 March 2017 – On the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome – EUROPEANS, UNITE! MARCH FOR EUROPE!

For 60 years the European Communities and then the European Union have helped ensure Europe’s peace, prosperity and progress. Europe has guaranteed peace and the rule of law after centuries of wars. Europe has been the driver of democracy for European countries escaping dictatorships and totalitarianism. Europe has been crucial for the economic and social progress of European countries over the decades. Europe has inspired other regions of the world in their search for unity and modernity. Yet, Europe remains an incomplete construction at risk of collapsing if not completed without delay.

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An energy tax revision to reduce debt, boost investment and employment and facilitate the adoption of other structural reforms

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Essay submitted in July 2016 for the McKinsey Global Institute Essay Prize on « how could a pro-growth reform programme be made deliverable by 2020, and appeal to electorates and decision makers alike at the national and European level? ».

In a context of lack of confidence, depressed investment and aggregate demand as well as deflation risks, all of these phenomena occurring despite a conjunction of favourable factors (cheap oil, weaker euro and very accommodative monetary policy), we propose to take up the proposal of the European Commission to revise the Energy Taxation Directive, introduced in 2011 and withdrawn last year due to the opposition of the Parliament and the Council.

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Taxing “dead capital” to make it more productive

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Essay written in May 2016 for the Hayek Contest organized by the Mont Pelerin Society.

Competition is “a procedure for discovering facts which, if the procedure did not exist, would remain unknown or at least would not be used
– Hayek, F.A., 1968/2002. Competition as a discovery procedure. (Marcellus S. Snow Trans.) Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 5, 9-23.

In what other areas of modern societies is competition underutilized as a discovery procedure?

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