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18-March-2014

English

Launch of the Economic Survey of Czech Republic

The core message of this year's survey is that to sustain this momentum, and restore the income convergence process vis-à-vis European economies, the Czech Republic must strengthen its domestic economy. The successful growth model of the past, based on Foreign Direct Investments in export-oriented manufacturing and low labour costs, needs to be adapted and broadened, said OECD Secretary-General.

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13-March-2014

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Mexico Stands Out: Implementing Reforms for a Historic Transformation

Mexico is upgrading itself, it is modernising its "operating system", generating a virtuous circle that places it amongst the most promising economies in the world. The structural reforms that the government of President Peña Nieto has promoted, together with a solid macroeconomic base, should in principle open up countless opportunities for the country's development, said OECD Secretary-General.

10-March-2014

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Strengthening Poland’s Competitiveness – OECD Recommendations

A broad agenda of reforms in four areas – labour markets, education, product markets and innovation – should strengthen Poland’s economy and allow it to continue its path of convergence towards the income levels of the more affluent OECD economies, said Angel Gurría during a seminar in Warsaw.

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10-March-2014

English

Achieving faster growth in Poland through more efficient labour and product markets

Poland has made considerable progress in transforming the structure of its economy, but unemployment is still far too high, and restrictive product market regulations continue to hinder economic activity. Reforms are needed for Poland to build on its strong track record and launch itself as an innovation–based economy, Mr Gurría said during the launch.

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5-March-2014

English

Launch of the Economic Survey of Norway

Norway’s prosperous and well-managed economy is offering admirable levels of economic and social well-being to its citizens, Mr Gurría said during the launch.

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4-March-2014

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Policy Coherence for Development in a Post-2015 Era

As we head towards 2015 and a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), our common future remains at stake. We are facing a plethora of issues including: growing inequalities; changing consumption patterns and population dynamics; increasing natural resource scarcity; and climate change, said OECD Secretary-General.

3-March-2014

Spanish

Reformas en Europa: Avances y Desafíos

La crisis internacional ha obligado a Europa a hacer frente a serios desafíos. Muchos países han respondido con energía a través de ambiciosos paquetes de reformas. Sin embargo, los legados de la crisis, especialmente la elevada tasa de desempleo y las dificultades sociales que lleva aparejadas, siguen siendo graves.

28-February-2014

English

Global Forum on Competition 2014 - Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General

The Global Forum on Competition is a unique opportunity to bring together competition authorities from the developed and developing world to foster a rich and fruitful debate on how competition policy can enhance the performance of market economies, and contribute to improve overall well-being, and rebuild public trust.

28-February-2014

English

Changing the conversation on growth: Going inclusive

Many countries are facing the scourge of slow growth and rising inequality in income and opportunities. They risk being trapped in a vicious circle that could lead to weaker economic performance and greater exclusion. To avoid this, policy action is needed.

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27-February-2014

English

Tackling Inequality: Getting the Policy Challenges Right

Inequality is a multi-dimensional challenge, it goes beyond income and it affects the wellbeing of our people. We need a multidisciplinary policy response and that’s what the Inclusive Growth initiative that we are launching in the OECD will provide.

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