Russia's President, Vladimir Putin does not care about the economy, says Andrei Illarionov, economist, expert of the think tank, the Cato Institute, and a former economic advisor to the President of Russia.
In Poland the neoliberal governments made the same mistakes as elsewhere, says Wolfgang Streeck, a professor at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne.
In Europe Estonia has been placed second in the 2017 Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom. Lithuania was 8th and Latvia came in at 11th. In the global ranking Estonia is the 6th.