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  • 15-January-2015


    Austria should set timeframe for 0.7% development aid target, says OECD

    Austria should set a timeframe to increase its aid budget in line with a pledge to allocate 0.7% of its gross national income (GNI) to development aid, according to an OECD Review.

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  • 6-November-2013


    Austria’s green economy flourishing but could do even better, OECD says

    Environmental goods and services are now a bigger driver of Austria’s economy and job market than traditionally strong sectors like tourism and construction, thanks to the government’s policy of subsidising green investments, a new OECD report shows.

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  • 5-November-2013


    OECD report measures human cost of crisis; underlines need to invest in well-being

    The global economic crisis has had a profound impact on people’s well-being, reaching far beyond the loss of jobs and income, and affecting citizens’ satisfaction with their lives and their trust in governments, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 31-July-2013


    Global Forum on Tax Transparency: New reports review jurisdictions’ information exchange

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has released peer review reports assessing the tax systems of 13 jurisdictions for information exchange.

  • 3-July-2013


    OECD report on vocational training in Austria calls for continued diversity and increased co-ordination

    There are few OECD countries where vocational education and training (VET) is held in such high regard or takes so many forms as in Austria. Some 60 percent of young Austrians aged between 25 and 34 have completed a VET course below tertiary level (vocational school or technical college).

  • 2-July-2013


    Austrian economy recovering, but trade-offs on the horizon, OECD says

    Austria has achieved high levels of economic growth and well-being, but must address serious demographic, environmental and globalisation challenges if future generations are to share the same prosperity, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Austria.

  • 29-May-2013


    Austria, Luxembourg and Singapore among countries signing-on to end tax secrecy

    As a further sign of international efforts to crack down on tax offenders, 12 more countries have signed, or committed to sign, the OECD’s Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. In addition, another 6 countries have ratified the Convention.

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  • 8-January-2013


    Austria’s enforcement of foreign bribery laws far too weak, but could pick up soon says OECD

    The OECD Working Group on Bribery regrets that Austria has not had a conviction of bribing foreign public officials despite a number of allegations, 13 years after ratifying the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. However, enforcement appears to be picking up, with one case being tried, two more cases soon to be tried, and four ongoing investigations.

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  • 13-September-2011


    Höchste Zeit für Hochqualifizierte: Trotz besserer Arbeitsmarktchancen geringer Zuwachs bei weiterführenden Abschlüssen in Deutschland

    Bildung auf einen Blick 2011: Der Anteil der Hochqualifizierten ist in Deutschland seit fünf Jahrzehnten kaum gewachsen. Wie aus dem heute veröffentlichten Bericht “Bildung auf einen Blick” der Organisation für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (OECD) hervorgeht, erwarb in Deutschland vor 50 Jahren knapp jeder fünfte junge Erwachsene einen Hoch- oder Fachschulabschluss beziehungsweise einen Meisterbrief. Heute ist es etwa

  • 12-September-2011


    Tax: Jurisdictions move towards full tax transparency

    Furthering efforts to fight against international tax evasion and bank secrecy, members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes have issued 12 new peer review reports.

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