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13 November 2009, Berlin

Property Rights in Central and East European Countries

Developments after the Transformation Process

In post-communist countries property rights have been, and still are, a controversial social and political issue. After the political upheavals and during thetransition process, property rights had to be redefi ned and new mechanisms of protection had to be institutionalised. Nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet bloc, it is time to evaluate the progresses made and identify what needs to be done to speed up the drive towards more liberty and prosperityin Central and Eastern Europe. How is the liberalisation of goods and capital markets proceeding? Are property rights now effectively and equitably protected? Is there still a wide gap between the legal and real exercise of property rights? How efficient is the protection of property today? And what isthe liberal stand on these issues?

Programme

09.30  

Registration

 

10.00  

Welcome Address  

Annemie Neyts, MEP  

Vice-president of the European Liberal Forum

 

Wolf-Dieter Zumpfort  

Vice-chairman of the board of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

 

10.20  

Keynote Speech  

David Schmidtz  

Professor of Philosophy and Economics, University of Arizona

 

10.50  

Property Rights as Freedom Rights

 

Moderation: Oliviero Angeli  

Research scholar, University of Dresden

 

David Schmidtz  

Professor of Philosophy and Economics, University of Arizona  

 

Michael Georg Link, MdB  

Member of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union  

 

Hartmut Kliemt  

Professor of Philosophy and Economics, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management  

 

12.00  

Lunch  

 

13.30  

Panel II Property Rights in the Transformation Process: Successful Completion?

 

Chair:Ulrich NiemannHead of Regional Office (Central, East and Southeast Europe/South Caucasus and Central Asia), FriedrichNaumann Foundation for Freedom

 

Grzegorz W. Kołodko  

Director of TIGERProfesssor of Economics and Head of TIGER (Transforamtion, Integration andGlobalization Economic Research),Kozminski University, Warsaw  

 

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi  

Professor für Demokratisierungsstudien, Hertie School of Governance  

 

Oleh Havrylyshyn  

Gastwissenschaftler, Universität von Toronto und ehemaliger stellvertretender Finanzminister der Ukraine  

 

Wolfram Schrettl  

Professor für Ökonomie, Freie Universität Berlin  

 

15.00  

Coffe Break  

15.30  

Panel III: Welche Rechte? Welcher Schutz? Welche Instrumente? Policy-geleitete liberale Vorschläge zum Eigentumsschutz  

 

Moderation:Sascha Tamm  

Projektleiter Moskau, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftungfür die Freiheit  

 

Tomasz Marek Mickiewicz  

Professor für Vergleichende Ökonomie, University College London  

 

Ruta Vainiene  

Assoziierte Politikberaterin des Litauischen Instituts für Freie Marktwirtschaft  

 

Alfred Steinherr  

Professor für Ökonomie, Freie Universität Bolzano, Italien  

 

David Lipka  

Forschungsdirektor, Liberales Institut, Prag  

 

17.00  

Concluding Remarks  

Stefan Melnik  

Politikberater  

 

All presentations will be simultaneously interpreted English/German  

Venue

Hertie School of Governance  

Friedrichstraße 180  

10117 Berlin  

Germany  

Registration - until 2 November 2009

Register directly with Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation  

Fax: 03-3170 1955-143  

Email: csilla.hatvany@freiheit.org  

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