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Tajikistan is Close to Flat Tax

Kovács, O. (2010): Tajikistan is Close to Flat Tax. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, September 2010 pp. 9-14. The aim of this article is to answer the question whether Tajikistan could be considered as a successful country with its two tax rates of 8% and 13% which is close to the flat rate. It seems that Tajikistan is more likely to benefit from a flat tax system than high income countries. The country could
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Transfer of Sovereignty and the New European Supervisory Framework

Kovács, O. (2010): Transfer of Sovereignty and the New European Supervisory Framework. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, September 2010 pp. 4-8. This article addresses the question of how the transfer of sovereignty could emerge during the operation of the planned European supervisory framework for financial regulation which will come into force from January 2011. The potential establishment of a financial sup
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Re-employment Challenges in the EU2020 Strategy – Consequences for Hungary

Kovács, O. (2010): Re-employment Challenges in the EU2020 Strategy – Consequences for Hungary. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, August 2010 pp. 8-13. The paper analyses the challenges regarding the shift from unemployment to re-employment by looking at the EU as well as the path of Visegrád countries. We argue that the efficacy of the EU2020 regarding the active labour market policy will depend on its real im
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The Hungarian Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in European Context

Kovács, O. (2010): The Hungarian Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in European Context. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, August 2010 pp. 14-19. This article aims at placing the Hungarian STI policy into the European perspective through a short overlook of the Finnish experience and progress as a prime example of efficient STI policy invoked to ravel out the main messages for Hungary. The EU2020 is als
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The Kyrgyz Republic – Elections and Challenges

Kovács, O. (2010): The Kyrgyz Republic – Elections and Challenges. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, June-July 2010 pp. 4-8. The purpose of this article is to contribute to the current discussions on political challenges ahead of Kyrgyzstan beyond the macroeconomic problems. Although the new political economic theory suggests that the substantial changes of the given constitution are go to seldom count, we can
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Hungary in the IMD WCY 2010: Changes, Tendencies, Components

Kovács, O. (2010): Hungary in the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010: Changes, Tendencies, Components. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, April-May 2010 pp. 9-13. The newest WCY 2010 provides a wide range of information about the competitiveness snapshot of 58 countries. The global financial turmoil has hit the competitiveness potential of many countries in the post-Lehman period until 2010. Some countries ris
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The Role of Science and Technology Policy in the Economic Realisation of Higher-Education Innovaitons (In Hungarian)

Kovács, O. – Orosz, Á. (2010): A tudománypolitika lehetőségei a felsőoktatási innováció gazdasági hasznosulásában. In: Kotsis Ágnes – Polónyi István (ed.): Innováció és felsőoktatás, Competitio Könyvek, Vol. 8. pp. 9-53
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Fiscal Sustainability and Consolidation – The Contradictory Cases of Finland and Portugal (in Hungarian)

Kovács, O. (2010): Fiskális fenntarthatóság és konszolidáció – Potugália és Finnország ellentmondásos esete (Fiscal Sustainability and Consolidation – The Contradictory Case of Finland and Portugal). Köz-Gazdaság, Vol. 5. No. 2. pp. 167-188 The study focuses on consolidations which facilitate fiscal sustainability through the analysis of Portugal and Finland. On the basis of evidences stemming from the economic
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Will The Oil-Revenues Be Enough to Accelerate Kazakhstanian Transition Into a Much More Diversified Economy?

Kovács, O. (2010): Will The Oil-Revenues Be Enough to Accelerate Kazakhstanian Transition Into a Much More Diversified Economy? News of the Month, ICEG European Center, January 2010 pp. 9-13. The first question of this article is even if it seems that Kazakhstan has been able to maintain its oil-oriented export activity for years, can we expect a heightening transformation into modern and divers industrial economy in
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Hungarian Parliament Passed the Budget Bill 2010 in December

Kovács, O. (2009): Hungarian Parliament Passed the Budget Bill 2010 in December. News of the Month, ICEG European Center, November-December 2009 pp. 19-23. The paper aspires to answer the question of whether the started fiscal austerity is enough to place the Hungarian economy onto a more sustainable path. It is increasingly accepted that fiscal sustainability positively contributes to the economic growth in the long
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