7/12/2010 - The OECD’s latest economic survey of the Euro Area, to be published on Monday 13 December 2010, looks at how the the currency bloc has reacted to the severe recession and sovereign debt emergencies that followed the global financial crisis. The report assesses the policy decisions taken to help the Euro Area exit the crisis, and recommends additional steps for strengthening the banking system, managing cross-border risks, rebuilding public finances and improving fiscal discipline.
The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 10:00 a.m. Paris time (9.00 GMT) for immediate release.
A news conference with OECD Chief Economist Pier Carlo Padoan will be held at 10:00 the same day at the Centre for European Policy Studies, 1 Place du Congrès, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
A Policy Brief with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/euroarea. You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.
The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journalists wishing to attend should register with CEPS; or the OECD media division, tel. +331 4524 9700, or e-mail: email@example.com.