Speeches / Presentations


  • 18-March-2014

    English

    Growth and Competition: Challenges for Europe and the Czech Republic

    The Czech Republic has made impressive progress in terms of living standards since it joined the OECD 20 years ago, but significant room for improvement exists in several areas. As the external environment is not especially supportive at present, the Czech Republic needs to mobilise domestic drivers of growth to further close the income gap with advanced economies, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 7-April-2010

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    The OECD and the G20 global governance architecture: Promoting sustainable growth in the new global context

    "The crisis brought to the fore that in a globalised economy, no single country has all the answers. Using our methods of peer learning, benchmarking and monitoring, the OECD can pave the way to build a stronger, more balanced and sustainable economic growth" said Angel Gurría in a speech delivered at the Prague University.

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  • 6-April-2010

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    Presentation of the Czech Republic Economic Survey at a High Level Seminar in Prague

    Presenting the Economic Survey of the Czech Republic at a high level seminar in Prague, A. Gurría suggested the creation of a "watchdog" to monitor the fiscal policy process in order to make it easier to avoid overspending in good times and thus to limit deficit bias.

  • 6-April-2010

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    Launch of the Czech Republic Economic Survey

    Presenting the OECD Economic Survey of the Czech Republic in Prague, Angel Gurría underlined that "The economy has shown considerable resilience in the face of extraordinary challenges."

  • 20-November-2009

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    Twenty Years After: Remarks by Angel Gurria 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

    At an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mr. Gurría talked about the progress made by Central and Eastern European countries since then and the challenges ahead.

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  • 20-November-2009

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    20 Years After: Welcome by Mr. Karel Dyba, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the OECD

    This seminar looked at the experience of former communist countries and their achievements as a source of knowledge and hope for our own future. People all over the world have been reviving memories of 20 years ago when the Berlin Wall was finally brought down. Political freedom is priceless. But did it bring about economic and social wellbeing as it should? Did free markets meet expectations? What lessons can we draw from the

  • 20-November-2009

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    20 Years After: presentation by Pavel Stepanek, Member of the Board of Directors, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Czech Republic

    This seminar looked at the experience of former communist countries and their achievements as a source of knowledge and hope for our own future. People all over the world have been reviving memories of 20 years ago when the Berlin Wall was finally brought down. Political freedom is priceless. But did it bring about economic and social wellbeing as it should? Did free markets meet expectations? What lessons can we draw from the

  • 20-November-2009

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    20 Years After: presentation by Miroslav Singer, Vice-Governor, The Czech National Bank, Czech Republic

    This seminar looked at the experience of former communist countries and their achievements as a source of knowledge and hope for our own future. People all over the world have been reviving memories of 20 years ago when the Berlin Wall was finally brought down. Political freedom is priceless. But did it bring about economic and social wellbeing as it should? Did free markets meet expectations? What lessons can we draw from the