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  • 29-March-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 Economic Survey of Sweden - Press Conference

    Sweden’s economic, environmental, income and gender equality, and well-being achievements are remarkable. GDP has expanded steadily, at an average rate of close to 3% over the past five years. Unemployment has also declined to 6.3% in 2018 (from 8% in 2013), and the employment rate was close to 80% in 2018.

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  • 26-March-2019

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    11th Annual Meeting of the United Nations Governing Body Secretariats (UNGBS) network

    Over the past two days, you have discussed the future of multilateralism and the role of governing bodies. This is both timely and relevant. Governing body secretariats are in the frontlines in the fight for more effective, transparent and reliable multilateralism.

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  • 21-March-2019

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    2019 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum: Tech for Trust

    We cannot say it enough: corruption remains one of the most complex challenges we face, eroding the very institutions that were created to protect citizens.

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  • 19-March-2019

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    Territorial Review of Greece - Preliminary Findings

    The Territorial Review aims to provide a comprehensive diagnosis and tailored policy recommendations on how to make the most of cohesion policy post-2020. This work started only few months ago, at the request of the Ministry of Economy and Development and with the support of the Structural Reform Support Service of the European Commission (SRSS), and is expected to conclude in the second quarter of 2020.

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  • 19-March-2019

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    RDPC Plenary 1: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    Regional development policies have become an essential tool for governments, parliaments and international organisations. They have become strategic instruments to promote national cohesion, regional economic integration and shared prosperity.

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  • 19-March-2019

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    Ministerial Meeting of the OECD on Regional Development Policy

    For many years, mainstream economics touted mobility as the silver bullet for addressing regional inequalities. Can’t find a job? Move to a place where you can. Housing too expensive? People will move to a more affordable community and prices will eventually settle.

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  • 19-March-2019

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    Mayors and Ministers Roundtable: Mayors, Ministers, Megatrends: Principles for Collective Action

    Cities today are on the frontline of many of the most pressing global challenges of our time – globalisation, digitalisation, ageing, migration, climate change and environmental degradation. These so-called megatrends, are already dramatically changing the way we live and work in our cities. Let me provide some context.

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  • 18-March-2019

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    Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth

    We cannot dispute the growing importance of cities. Cities today concentrate more than half of people, jobs and GDP in OECD countries. Capital regions, have become centres of entrepreneurship and innovation; in fact, enterprise creation and employment creation by new firms are more than 60% higher in capitals.

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  • 18-March-2019

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    Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth, Launch of the Athens Roadmap

    The great majority of the population of the OECD lives in cities. Indeed, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Since we launched the OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth initiative in 2016, 60 mayors from around the world have joined forces to address rising inequalities.

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  • 15-March-2019

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    50th Anniversary Symposium of Finland in the OECD

    In 1969, when Finland became an OECD member, you were delicately balancing between the West and the East. Finland’s road to prosperity was neither obvious nor predetermined. Per capita income was almost 30% lower than in Sweden.

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