Friday 11th March, 2016
3:00pm to 3:45pm
A story of a small group of young liberals led by a king born before the Great Depression who made a socialist prime minister and a left-leaning government bring taxes down to 10% flat in a Southern European country shortly after joining the EU in the first decade of the 21st century. Why and how right wing parties have been trying to abandon one of the most successful flat tax reforms in Europe and bring back high taxes.
President of the Bulgarian Section of the European League of Economic Cooperation
Iliya Lingorski has served in various senior roles in government, banking and commerce over the
last 20 years. He was First Deputy Minister of Finance of Bulgaria in the Saxe-Coburg cabinet
and Head of the State Treasury. He also served as IMF Alternate Governor for Bulgaria and was
Chairman of the Bulgarian Development Bank. Currently he co-produces and participates in a
weekly economic talk show on a national TV channel and is regularly invited by media to
comment and write on financial, economic and geopolitical issues. Iliya is President of the
Bulgarian Section of the European League for Economic Cooperation and a Trustee of the
American University in Bulgaria.
4pm Part I: What Everyone Can Do To Promote Freedom by Andrew Bernstein
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