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International awards received for The Price of the State

In November 2010, The Price of the State received its another recognition as a winner within The 2010 Templeton Freedom Awards program of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in the category Award for Special Achievement by a Young Institute. The ceremony to honor the award winners was held in November 2010 in Washington, U.S.
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In 2008, The Price of the State received recognition as a winner within The 2008 Templeton Freedom Awards program of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in the Innovative Media Award category. The ceremony to honor the award winners was held in November 208 in Washington, U.S.
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The Price of the State was lauded as the best pro-market internet website at the Stockholm Network Golden Umbrella Think Tank Awards held in December 2007 in London, United Kingdom.
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Expensive kilometer

The Railway company has received a subsidy of 0,13 bln. Eur for the transport performed in public interest in 2010.

Should the current extent of tranport (e.g. No. of trains and routes) be financed directly from passanger payments, tickets would have to cost 3,25 times more. Every citizen of Slovakia has paid on average 28,0 Eur for railways, no matter whether he has entered a train in 2010 or not. For every single kilometer in a train every citizen had to pay 0,07 Eur in taxes. To compare the costs, fuel costs of common automobile, consuming 7l/100km were app. 0,08 Eur per kilometer.

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