📖 Our latest Brief 67 – who made the most of the government’s anti-crisis measures?

Today marks two years since the attack on #Ukraine – the date associated with the start of the 🍞 food and 🔌 energy price crisis.
📖 On that occasion, our latest Policy Brief 6️⃣7️⃣ examines who has made the most of the government’s anti-crisis package.
📍 The measures saved a significant #part of household income, especially the #poorer households and especially the measures from the #last package that are in force during this year 2024.
📍 However, as a significant contingent of the measures were #untargeted, especially from the #first package, they allocated/saved a larger #amount of income to wealthier households.
📍 Although the targeting of the measures from the third package is the largest of all three packages, at least two of the measures carry the risk of an increased budget burden. In particular, support for #pensioners remains relatively broadly targeted and resembles a #pre-election measure.
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The analysis is supported by SMART Balkans.

Finance Think has become part of the European Economic and Social Committee, EESC

Finance Think became part of the European Economic and Social Committee, EESC.

📣 On Thursday, the EESC officially launched its initiative to involve representatives of #civil society from EU candidate countries.

🎖 Finance Think is part of 5️⃣ selected representatives of civil society from North Macedonia, in addition to representatives of employers and workers (unions).

As representatives of civil society from candidate countries, we will contribute to the process of drafting selected #opinions of the EESC and participate in relevant #study groups, section meetings and selected #plenary sessions of the EESC.

#EUCivilSociety #Enlargement #EESC #FinanceThink

Findings from our #study at a conference in Pristina

🗣️  We shared the findings of our #study on unregistered micro-executives of economic activity at the conference “Shaping the future agenda for reducing the #administrative burden in the Western Balkans”, which was held in Pristina, Republic of Kosovo, February 7-8, 2024.

🟡 The European Union and the #German Government, OECD/SIGMA and GIZ Kosovo are investing in the dialogue on the various stages of service delivery reform, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and ensuring high-quality and easily accessible services for businesses and citizens in the #WesternBalkans.

#GrayEconomy #AdministrativeBurden

Photo credit: GIZ Kosovo