At the UK launch of the Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom, Edwin J Feulner, President of The Heritage Foundation, said, Six of the ten most economically free countries in the world are in Europe, and each of those countries improved its score this year, according to the 2005 Index of Economic Freedom. *
Overall, the scores of 30 European countries improved this year, while nine countries** in the continent lost ground, according to the editors.
Thats good news for Europe, since countries with a higher degree of and strong commitment to economic freedom enjoy a higher standard of living, write Index editors Marc A. Miles, Edwin J. Feulner and Mary Anastasia OGrady. The Index is published