Baltic states awarded Hayek Prize in Berlin

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The Prime Ministers of the Baltic states scooped an award in Germany September 4. Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas , Latvia's Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and Lithuania's Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė were all on hand in Berlin to receive the 2022 Hayek Prize awarded by the Friedrich-August-von-Hayek-Foundation

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation honored the three Baltic heads of government for "their exemplary and courageous commitment to a free economic and social order and to solid budgetary and market-based economic policies". 

The Hayek Foundation was founded in 1999 on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the Freiburg economist and Nobel Prize winner Friedrich August von Hayek by the former Federal President. D. Roman Herzog and the former foundation board member Lüder Gerken. Aim of the foundation is to strengthen and promote the prerequisites of a liberal economic and social order, as conceived by the Nobel prize-winning economist Friedrich August von Hayek.

Back in 2011, the Estonian and Latvian prime ministers shared the same prize.

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