European Union


  • 18-September-2014

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    Matching Economic Migration with Labour Market Needs

    How can governments ensure that migration and free movement of workers contribute to meeting the labour market shortages that are expected to arise over the next 50 years? How can societies better use the skills of their migrants? What lessons can non-European OECD countries offer Europe, particularly regarding labour migration management? “Matching economic migration with labour market needs” addresses these questions.

  • 11-December-2012

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    Euro area labour costs converging, but imbalances persist

    The euro area crisis finds its roots in the credit booms seen in many countries following the introduction of the euro in 1999. Easy credit led to strong growth in a range of sectors, notably housing, as well as higher levels of public spending. Inflation in these over-heating economies was higher than the euro area as a whole. Rising prices led to rising costs and a loss of international competitiveness.

  • 6-September-2012

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    Jobs for Europe: The Employment Policy Conference

    OECD Secretary-General assesses the employment challenges facing Europe and the policy responses urgently needed to put the continent back on a path of jobs-rich growth, at the Employment Policy Conference in Brussels.

  • 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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  • 10-March-2010

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  • 7-April-2009

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2011: 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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  • 3-March-2009

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009 - European Union Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for the European Union.

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  • 13-February-2007

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007 - European Union Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2006 priorities for the European Union.

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  • 7-February-2006

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006: Progress in Responding to the 2005 Policy Priorities - European Union Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2005 priorities for the European Union. In addition to passing of legislation or other decisions to implement reforms, the note records earlier stages of reform, such as government announcements and draft legislation presented to parliaments.

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  • 8-November-2005

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    Co-operation between the European Commission and the OECD LEED Programme

    A summary of the co-operation between the European Commission (DG Employment and Social Affairs) and the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme.

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