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The world economy is recovering, but many challenges remain to eliminate global imbalances. Countries must address the crucial question of capital movements while deepening their commitment to structural reforms, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
The European Union faces serious challenges today, with public finances in poor shape, weak long-term growth prospects and an unemployment level close to 10%. In this context, the regional policy can play a crucial role to unleash the growth potential of our economies, says OECD Secretary-General.
In his remarks for the launch of the Economic Survey of Sweden, Angel Gurría said that 'Sweden is recovering quickly and robustly from the crisis (...) in large part thanks to the sound macroeconomic and structural policies Sweden has pursued over the past couple of decades.'
Bid rigging costs governments and taxpayers billions of dollars every year. In 2011, the OECD will for the first time directly assist a member country, Mexico, as it implements tighter public procurement processes.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría reaffirmed the Organisation's support to G20 at an event to mark the OECD 50th anniversary and the start of the French G20 presidency.
At COP16, Angel Gurría stated that "Green and Growth go well together and can become a win-win outcome for advanced, emerging and developing countries. (...) Cancun should; Cancun must; Cancun can!"
In his remarks, A. Gurría said that countries need to be ambitious in taking unilateral actions and that a cost-effective approach to reducing emissions could cost just a fraction of a percentage point of GDP per year.
Angel Gurría declared that "We need a legacy of action in which we take concerted action to mitigate and build sufficient climate resilience to accommodate a further 2 to 3 billion people plus rising living standards across the world."
In his presentation of the PISA results, A. Gurría underlined that education is the single most critical investment to raise the long-run growth potential of countries
In his remarks, A. Gurría said that the middle sectors in Latin America are closer to the disadvantaged than to the affluent in many aspects.