Speeches


  • 23-February-2015

    English

    Unleashing global investment for stronger, fairer and greener growth

    Investment is one of the central engines of growth. But we don’t just need investment, we need intelligent investment. We need investment that fosters green growth, we need investment that supports innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • 23-February-2015

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    Bringing International Law into the 21st Century

    The OECD has been a successful international standard-setter for over 50 years, and we have developed a wealth of experience and best practice in achieving international cooperation and coordination. But to bring international law into the 21st century we need a global dialogue, a multi-stakeholder debate on the way forward.

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  • 19-February-2015

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    Presentation of the Economic Survey of Italy

    The over-arching message of the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Italy is straight forward: ‘a lot done, a lot more to do’. OECD Secretary-General shared some of the main findings.

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  • 17-February-2015

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    Visit of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic

    The Secretary-General introduced Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic to the Special Meeting of the OECD Council.

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  • 10-February-2015

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    G20: Remarks for Session 5 - International Tax Issues

    The Secretary-General's report to the G20 Finance Ministers sets out the most recent advances in the BEPS Project as well as OECD work to support developing countries establish a stronger basis to finance development through the tax system, and our global efforts to tackle tax evasion.

  • 10-February-2015

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    G20: Remarks for Session 3 - Investment and Infrastructure

    One traditional cylinder of the global growth engine has been specifically weak: this is investment, the second of the 3 “I”s of the Turkish Presidency’s triptych, and in particular cross-border investment.

  • 10-February-2015

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    G20: Remarks for Session 2 - Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

    We therefore need a “copernician” change in our approach to the growth – inequality nexus: let’s not think growth first, and inequality thereafter but let’s consider both of them, together, in their circularity. In other words, let’s think “Inclusive Growth”, right from the start, and let’s make it another touchstone of our efforts and complement the Pittsburgh tryptic of strong, sustainable and balanced growth!

  • 9-February-2015

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    OECD’s 2015 Going for Growth: Breaking the vicious circle

    Going for Growth is the OECD’s flagship report on structural policies. The purpose of Going for Growth is to help governments setting a reform agenda to improve citizens’ well-being. It has been instrumental in helping G20 countries to develop growth strategies to raise their combined gross domestic product (GDP) by 2% over baseline projections by 2018 – as agreed by G20 Leaders in Brisbane last year.

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  • 4-February-2015

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    Presentation of the Economic Survey of Belgium

    Belgium is one of the few euro area countries where GDP has already surpassed pre-crisis levels. Also, general well-being is above the average of OECD countries. When looking at the various dimensions of well-being – economic, social or environmental – Belgium has a strong performance in almost all of them. Remarkably, despite the crisis, income inequality has remained relatively low compared to other OECD countries.

  • 3-February-2015

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    Is there a Need for Cooperation on National Climate Change Policies?

    Climate policy and competitiveness issues have created a new need for international co-ordination, beyond the scope of our current frameworks. There is no need to trade economic growth for environmental stringency. Environmentally stringent policies are an incentive for greater efficiencies which leading edge companies can easily achieve.

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