Speeches


25-May-2010

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3rd annual meeting of the OECD urban roundtable for mayors and ministers, “Cities and Green Growth”

Speaking at the Urban Roundtable of Mayors and Ministerse, A. Gurría recommended to make the analysis of green growth more systematic and to develop a common set of urban environmental and economic indicators.

20-May-2010

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Why sound institutions and smart regulation matter

Speaking at a conference in Berlin, Angel Gurría says that a new architecture of financial reform together with sustainable fiscal consolidation strategies, structural reforms and efforts to explore new sources of growth will be essential to build a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.

4-May-2010

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Better regulation to ensure market dynamics

Presenting this report in Rome, Angel Gurría said that Italy has made significant progress in cutting regulatory costs, liberalising product markets and modernising its public administrations in recent years. He added that Italy must continue along the path of regulatory reform to make its economy more competitive and speed up its recovery from the economic crisis.

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4-May-2010

Italian

Rassegna sul sistema nazionale di protezione civile in Italia

Presentazione in Roma della “Rassegna sul Sistema Nazionale di Protezione Civile in Italia”.

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4-May-2010

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Review of the Italian national civil protection system

Italy should enforce tougher restrictions on building in areas that risk earthquakes or forest fires and impose tougher sanctions on violations in the face of a growing threat of natural disasters due to climate change, according to the OECD Secretary-General presenting a new OECD report in Rome.

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30-April-2010

English

Economy: Greece needs financial assistance now, says OECD Secretary General (audio file)

In this interview for the German radio Deutschlandfunk, Angel Gurría warns that delays are threatening the stability of the international financial system and could spread the crisis to other countries.

28-April-2010

English

Innovation and green growth for a job-rich recovery

Faced with unprecedented levels of unemployment, unsustainable fiscal deficits and public debt and weak economic growth, governments need to focus on innovation and pro-green policies as potential new sources of growth, says OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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28-April-2010

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Creating more and better jobs in times of the crisis in the OECD

Angel Gurría provides an overview of labour market conditions in OECD countries and explains why large fiscal deficits complicate the policy options even further. He also describes what governments should do to promote a job-rich recovery that benefits all workforce groups, including the most vulnerable.

22-April-2010

English

Climate change and competitiveness

Our production and consumption patterns are causing irreversible damage to the earth and its atmosphere and we need to urgently reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, according to Angel Gurría. He added that cutting GHG emissions will inevitably involve a restructuring of the economy. Government policies must play a key role not only to enhance the competitive edge of “green” industries, but also to smooth the transition for those that

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14-April-2010

English

Haiti: Are we on course to build back better?

At an international panel discussion on Haïti, the OECD Secretary General, A. Gurría said that "we have a great responsibility, in line with international commitments, to make our aid more effective and the multiple facets of our engagement more coherent, with greater impact".

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