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13-April-2012

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Paradigm lost: Rethinking economics and politics

In many countries, government debt is now at levels unprecedented in the post-war era, at around 100% of GDP across all OECD countries. Although deleveraging is necessary, we will not bring confidence and growth back by only promoting austerity, said OECD Secretary-General.

30-March-2012

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Former OECD Secretary-General awarded French Légion d‘honneur

Donald J. Johnston, has been awarded the French Légion d’honneur for his service as Secretary-General of the OECD from 1996 to 2006.

29-March-2012

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Making Green Growth Deliver

We have passed the limits of our planet’s capacity to support us. It’s time for a big shift, to further advance our understanding on green growth and sustainable development, to share policy experiences and to foster a new environmental consensus, said the OECD Secretary-General.

28-March-2012

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Towards a stronger and greener Polish economy

Throughout the global and European economic crisis, Poland has been the OECD’s champion in terms of cumulative real GDP growth. But Poland must continue to build on its past achievements and make further progress in areas where reforms are needed to sustain strong growth in the years to come.

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27-March-2012

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The Unfinished Business of Making Europe Work

Weak financial conditions, fiscal consolidation and economic adjustment are restricting demand in the short-term before the long-term benefits on stability and growth are felt, Mr Gurría said. Decisive action to restore confidence and support demand is needed now, he added.

26-March-2012

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Going for Growth and Balance in Europe

Over the last four years we have lived and worked under the impact of the greatest economic crisis of our lifetimes. Recent actions in Europe have cleared a bit the fog but the confidence in the markets is still shaky and the long-term growth perspective of Europe is muted.

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20-March-2012

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OECD Secretary-General Gurría condemns attack in Toulouse

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría condemned the attack that occurred yesterday in Toulouse, Southern France, which resulted in the death of three children and a teacher outside their school.

20-March-2012

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China Development Forum: meeting with business leaders

China and the OECD countries face increasingly similar challenges. We need to deepen our policy exchanges to share our expertise and accumulated experiences, to learn from one another, and to build cooperative solutions at the global level, said OECD Secretary-General.

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19-March-2012

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Inequality / Chinese Academy of Governance

The protests and social unrest which brought people out to the streets in many countries are a reminder that inequality is a major threat to our economies and to our wellbeing, said OECD Secretary-General.

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18-March-2012

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Promoting Technological Innovation for New Sources of Growth

Innovation is a central element of China’s reform agenda. Chinese innovations have benefited the world throughout history. Today, with the right policy mix, China could continue to inspire new scientific and technological advances, helping to revitalize the global economy.

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