Speeches


  • 24-June-2015

    English

    Launch of the OECD Business and Finance Outlook and opening high-level roundtable

    In a sense, today’s ‘newborn’ Business and Finance Outlook is the twin sister of the Economic Outlook. It delves deeper into what we are calling the ‘global investment puzzle’, namely: at a time of easy money, why is there so little productive investment by firms in advanced countries? And why do firms see so much risk while financial investors seem oblivious to the build-up of risks in the financial system?

  • 23-June-2015

    English

    Mauritius Signing Ceremony - Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    I am delighted to welcome you this morning for the signing of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, the most powerful single instrument for international tax co-operation. Mauritius becomes the 87th jurisdiction to join.

  • 18-June-2015

    English

    Third Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

    With the world economy stuck in a low growth equilibrium, this is an opportune time to push responsibility to the forefront of our economies, to help put us on the path to stronger, greener and more inclusive growth.

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  • 17-June-2015

    English

    Secretary-General Gurría and Finance Minister Varoufakis meet to discuss OECD support for Greece’s structural reforms

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Greece’s Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, met today to discuss the design and implementation of a series of reforms that the Greek Government is planning to introduce in different policy areas.

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  • 17-June-2015

    English

    OECD Secretary-General welcomes release of EU plan to curb corporate tax avoidance

    The European Commission presented today an Action Plan to fundamentally reform corporate taxation in the EU. The Action Plan sets out a series of initiatives to tackle tax avoidance, secure sustainable revenues and strengthen the Single Market for businesses.

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  • 16-June-2015

    English

    Seminar on “Poland before COP21 - Do we have enough energy to save climate?”

    I would like to thank the Polish Delegation for organising this meeting. We only have six months left before the Paris COP21, where we must strive to achieve a historic deal, so it is absolutely necessary that we intensify our debates about the right energy model for a brighter future.

  • 16-June-2015

    English

    Opening of OECD “Ukraine Day”

    The OECD has worked with Ukraine since its independence, and our collaboration has gradually intensified and deepened. The goal of this meeting is to deepen our exchanges on the needed reforms in Ukraine and ensure the effectiveness of our recently signed OECD Action Plan for Ukraine.

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  • 9-June-2015

    English

    Visit of Chile President Michelle Bachelet to the OECD: Introductory Remarks

    It is a great honour to welcome President Bachelet once again to the OECD. After five years of membership, Chile has become one of our most active and relevant members.

  • 5-June-2015

    Spanish

    Foro Económico Internacional para América Latina y el Caribe - Mejores estrategias para un desarrollo sostenible

    Los gobiernos de la región están haciendo un gran esfuerzo en la promoción e implementación de reformas para aumentar la productividad, la competitividad y el crecimiento incluyente. Es nuestro deber ayudarlos. Permítanme compartir con ustedes brevemente la perspectiva de la OCDE.

  • 3-June-2015

    English

    Launch of OECD-Indonesia Joint Work Programme

    The OECD’s collaboration with Indonesia goes from strength to strength. Following hot on the heels of my March visit to Jakarta – when the Minister and I opened our first office in a Key Partner country – I am delighted to launch today the OECD-Indonesia Priority Areas for Co-operation. Indonesia is the first of our Key Partners to sign such a comprehensive joint work programme.

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