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The Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) 2005f
J. Jasinskio 16a Vilnius 01112, Lithuania
tel:370-52 526255 fax:370-52 526258

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1990.

General Description: LFMI was established to promote the ideas of individual freedom and responsibility, free market, and limited government. LFMI pursues its mission by exploring key issues of economic policy, developing conceptual reform packages, drafting and evaluating legislation, submitting policy recommendations at the legislative and executive levels, and launching educational campaigns. LFMI has also played a key role in helping to craft and refine legislative proposals, and it works closely with the business community, international financial institutions, opinion leaders, and journalists. To gain passage for policy proposals, LFMI's policy analysts participate in nongovernmental forums, TV debates, ministerial task forces, and parliamentary committee sittings. LFMI activities also include sociological surveys, publications, conferences, workshops, lectures, and briefings. LFMI is active in a variety of public policy issues, including privatization, business deregulation, monetary systems, capital markets, tax and budget policy, social security privatization, international trade, and EU integration.

Annual Budget: USD 520 thousand (2003)

Staff: 14 (8 research, 6 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Mr. TRUMPA, Ugnius (President)
Ms. STEPONAVICIENE, Guoda (Vice President)
Dr. SIMASIUS, Remigijus (Vice President)

Public Relations:
Ms. TOBULEVICIENE, Asta (Media Relations Officer)
Ms. MASLAUSKAITE, Edita (Development Officer)

(As of November, 2004)

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