Portugal


14-May-2013

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Portugal: Reforming the State to promote growth

After two decades of strong economic growth and convergence in living standards towards the levels of more prosperous OECD countries, Portugal’s performance weakened in the 2000s, productivity growth slowed and competitiveness deteriorated. Restoring Portugal’s potential for strong, inclusive growth calls for a comprehensive reform of the State.

14-May-2013

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Speech delivered to the OECD Council by the Prime Minister of Portugal, HE. Pedro Passos Coelho

Today the OECD is publishing a report on Portugal's challenges as far as structural reform is concerned. The OECD is an outstanding reference for policy-makers all around the world and I wanted my country to benefit from your skills, experience, and insights, especially on the question of structural reform, said the Portuguese Prime Minister.

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Low growth and huge current account deficits have characterised the Portuguese economy over the past decade.

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Portugal: assessing the risks around the speed of fiscal consolidation in an uncertain environment

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19-September-2012

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Portugal: solid foundations for a sustainable fiscal consolidation

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26-July-2012

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Economic Survey of Portugal 2012

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24-February-2012

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Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2012: Country Notes

Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.

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19-November-2010

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Towards a less distortive and more efficient tax system in Portugal

The process of fiscal consolidation and the need to step up the poor long term economic performance provide an opportunity to implement tax measures to improve efficiency and rebalance the economy.

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27-September-2010

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Economic Survey of Portugal 2010

Portugal has made significant progress in modernising its economy over recent years but the country needs to further pursue structural reforms to restore competitiveness and thus move to more dynamic and sustainable growth.

10-March-2010

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