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  • 15-July-2019

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    2019 Global Management Academy

    These days, supranational institutions are under scrutiny and in some cases severe pressure from their constituencies. We are asked to constantly justify the resources and trust invested in us. As Secretary-General of the OECD, I can tell you that the expectations of our members are only getting higher and we must rise to the test.

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  • 15-July-2019

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    2019 Emerging Leaders Programme

    We need great leaders at all levels. And not just any type of leader. We need leaders that are able to generate trust, enthusiasm, change, dreams, effective projects. Leaders that believe in efficiency as much as they believe in inclusion, diversity and gender equality. Leaders that can lead multicultural teams and deliver innovative solutions to our most pressing challenges.

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  • 10-July-2019

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    Economic Survey of Luxembourg

    Luxembourg is a country with many strengths, one that ranks among the top-performing OECD countries in a number of domains. It enjoys an exceptionally high degree of economic prosperity and an excellent quality of life, with most citizens enjoying a healthy work-life balance, good housing and supportive social connections.

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  • 8-July-2019

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    Press Conference: In-depth Productivity Review of Belgium

    Belgium is one of the most productive economies in Europe and in the world. Workers in Belgium produce 6% more for each hour worked than workers in Germany; 7% more than workers in the Netherlands; and 9% more than workers in France.

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  • 8-July-2019

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    The Economy of Well-Being

    I am honoured to present the OECD Report on the “Economy of Well-Being” at the European Council. On this first Council Meeting of the new Presidency, I would like to take the opportunity to wish Finland a productive and successful semester.

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  • 5-July-2019

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    The Western Balkans Berlin Process Summit – Leaders Session on Youth entrepreneurship

    Our discussions have underscored once more that small and medium enterprises must be the very backbone of a prospering economy (in OECD countries, they account for over 95% of firms). This is why to make growth stronger and more inclusive, we must create an enabling market environment for SMEs and strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit in Southeast Europe.

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  • 4-July-2019

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    Western Balkans Summit 2019: Opening Ceremony

    It is an honour to open the 2019 Western Balkans Summit. This annual Summit is a key milestone in our efforts to increase the well-being of citizens and build a brighter future for the region. This year is a particularly important one, with the 30th anniversary of the democratic transformations in Central Europe and 15th anniversary of European Enlargement.

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  • 4-July-2019

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    Opening of the OECD-Poland High-Level Conference

    Today we will be discussing new opportunities for trade and investment, how to reap economic benefits, and how to optimise growth and well-being in the region.

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  • 3-July-2019

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    The Fourth Biennial Climate Lecture: Reclaiming Our Common Future

    Some people say it is already too late, they think that power is deeply entrenched, that fossil fuel owners will not bend their game and our economic system will never change. I yearn to prove them wrong.

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  • 3-July-2019

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    Launch of the OECD/WTO joint study: The Role of the WTO in Supporting International Regulatory Co-operation

    It is an honour to be here at the World Trade Organization (WTO) with my dear colleague Director-General Roberto Azevêdo to launch our joint study ‘The Role of the World Trade Organization in Supporting International Regulatory Co-operation.’

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