This year – not only in the Czech Republic – we mark the passage of 30 years since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the demolition of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the totalitarian communist system. At that time the countries of the Soviet Bloc had barbed wire borders, and anyone attempting to escape to the free world was shot at. In 1989, at the beginning of those dramatic changes, a universal optimism reigned. People were suddenly able to travel and study freely, and to read whichever books they wanted. The leading political scientist Francis Fukuyama wrote of the triumph of democracy and the end of history.
On 10 – 11 October 2019 the 7th International Scientific Conference "IFRS: Global Rules & Local Use: Beyond the Numbers" was held at the Metropolitan University Prague, in the venue of MUP main buiding, Dubečská 900/10, Prague 10, Czech Republic.