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  • 2-April-2015

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    Economic Survey of France 2015

    The key challenge is to reform the labour market to promote job growth. Further labour market reforms should be the top priority. The strong protection accorded by open-ended contracts hinders labour mobility, despite the progress brought by reforms regarding mass layoffs and the introduction of the rupture conventionnelle, a mutually agreed termination procedure.

  • 31-March-2015

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    Policies to revive growth and put European countries back on a sustainable path - European Parliament ECON Committee

    Last time I addressed the Committee in November 2013, we were still in crisis mode. Two weeks ago, the OECD released its Interim Economic Outlook and it seems that the Spring of 2015 has brought encouraging signs for the global economy. Lower oil prices and widespread monetary easing have raised the potential for the acceleration of growth that is so needed in many countries, especially in Europe.

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  • 30-March-2015

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    Economic Survey of Sweden 2015

    Sweden has been one of the OECD’s top economic performers in recent years. Nevertheless productivity has slowed and low-skilled youth and immigrants face difficulties finding jobs. Investing in innovation and skills is key to raising living standards and well-being further.

  • 30-March-2015

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    Launch of 2015 Economic Survey of Sweden

    Where many countries are still struggling with the legacies of the global financial crisis, Sweden is proving to be one of the more resilient economies in Europe and the OECD. This is very encouraging. Let me share with you our perspective of the Swedish economy, of its resilience, but also of the key challenges ahead and possible ways to address them.

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  • 30-March-2015

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    Swedish economy resilient but needs to focus on productivity and human capital to keep its edge

    The Swedish economy has been among the most resilient in Europe, despite the slow global recovery and high uncertainty, but challenges remain if it is to maintain high growth and well-being and extend prosperity to all, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Sweden.

  • 27-March-2015

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    Launch of 2015 Economic Survey of Luxembourg

    It’s a pleasure for me to be able to open an Economic Survey speech with a truly positive message. I’ve launched many surveys throughout the OECD in difficult times. There haven’t been many other occasions over the last years where I could stand up and say: things are looking good!

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  • 27-March-2015

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    Economic Survey of Luxembourg 2015

    Strengthening the research infrastructure and the education system, competition-friendly regulation in the services sector and raising female labour force participation are important for new innovative industries, skills and more economic diversification.

  • 27-March-2015

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    Luxembourg must diversify its economy and maintain a strong and resilient financial sector

    Luxembourg weathered the global economic crisis well, but must take additional steps to foster the diversification of the economy while ensuring the continuing health of its financial sector, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Luxembourg.

  • 26-March-2015

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    Colombia: Policy Priorities for Inclusive Development

    In recent years, Colombia has made major economic and social advances. Despite this recent progress, Colombia faces significant structural challenges associated with the concentration of economic activity – particularly exports - in a few sectors, low levels of productivity, and high inequality. Embarking on a path towards inclusive growth is vital in the context of successfully eradicating poverty, providing opportunities for its

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  • 25-March-2015

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    Economic Survey of Indonesia 2015

    Growth has slowed recently, and the backlog of required reforms is mounting. The government needs to increase revenues to finance higher spending on infrastructure, social security, education and health. Natural resources should be better managed.

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