Speeches


6-November-2014

English

Setting Global Standards: The OECD, the G20 and the International Tax Agenda, Forum for New Diplomacy

In an increasingly interconnected and globalised world, the need for global standards has never been stronger or more urgent. Their implementation can ensure the right environment to level the playing field, to avoid a race to the bottom, to bolster healthy and fair competition and ultimately, to build strong, resilient, and inclusive economies.

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6-November-2014

English

Pre-G20 Summit Economic Outlook Launch

We are here today to provide you with a brief snapshot of our forthcoming Economic Outlook. The complete Outlook will be finalised for a release on the 25th of November, but we would like to share with you our main views ahead of the G20 Summit next week in Brisbane.

5-November-2014

English

Slovak Republic: Making Growth Inclusive, delivered at the University of Economics

In the past year, Slovakia has made considerable progress in recovering its economic dynamism. GDP is set to grow by 2.6% in 2014 and 2.8% in 2015, double the rate of 2013. We estimate that the rate of economic expansion will increase further in 2016 to reach 3.4%. Slovakia’s real GDP per capita is now further ahead of pre-crisis levels – than in any other Eurozone country.

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5-November-2014

English

Launch of 2014 Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic

Slovakia’s growth performance has improved, but there is still a lot to get growth back to pre-crisis rates, and to ensure all regions and segments of society can benefit. The country is still facing worryingly high levels of unemployment, which peaked at 14% in 2013. Two-thirds of those without jobs were affected by long-term unemployment.

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29-October-2014

English

Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes - Press Conference

More than 90 jurisdictions have committed to implementing the Standard and 50 countries have signed an agreement to start exchanging information under the Standard as early as 2017. Early results are promising.

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29-October-2014

English

Global Forum on Transparency & Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: Speech by A. Gurría

"We have to transition to more transparent, multilateral mechanisms. Thanks to your hard work, taxation is finally catching up with globalisation, making it more redistributive, harnessing its potential for social progress and justice, making people’s lives better. People sometimes forget that this is what taxation, indeed what economics is all about.", said the OECD Secretary-General at the Global Forum.

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27-October-2014

Spanish

Ceremonia de entrega de la Gran Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Civil

Por cierto, quiero felicitar a nuestro anfitrión por el más reciente éxito de la diplomacia española: su entrada en el Consejo de Seguridad de Naciones Unidas para el próximo bienio. Ello dará mayor proyección a los valores de democracia, solidaridad y cooperación que caracterizan al pueblo español y a su política exterior.

27-October-2014

Portuguese

Observações de Angel Gurría - Lançamento do Relatório Económico de Portugal

Em Junho, Portugal saiu desse programa e neste momento prevemos um crescimento positivo, de cerca de 0,8%, para o ano de 2014, com maiores taxas de crescimento nos anos subsequentes. O desemprego, embora ainda seja elevado, tem vindo a diminuir há mais de um ano. Nos 13,9%, a taxa de desemprego é menor do que o pico de 17,5% que registou no início de 2013.

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27-October-2014

English

Remarks by Angel Gurría - Launch of the 2014 Economic Survey of Portugal

Portugal is recovering, with important reforms now bearing fruit. Fiscal consolidation has made Portugal’s public finances stronger. Portugal has gained access to market funding at lower rates than most of us would have imagined two years ago. Despite many improvements, Portugal’s recovery remains a work in progress.

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22-October-2014

English

APEC Finance Ministers Meeting: Session 3, Fiscal and Taxation Policies and Reform for Economic Restructuring

Transparency in tax is fundamental to healthy public finances and maintaining citizens’ trust in public and private institutions. Considerable progress at both the national and international levels has taken place.

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