The Estonian fiscal position is much better than in many OECD countries, the country stands out for having a rather lean government sector and the authorities are striving for efficient use of existing resources.
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An analysis of Estonia’s trade policy-related institutions and regulations and their influence on market openness, covering transparency, non-discrimination, trade restrictiveness, harmonisation towards international standards, conformity assessment procedures and intellectual property rights.
Estonia has already experienced many benefits of increasing international integration, most obviously in significant convergence.
In his speech at the Estonian Acadamy of Sciences, the Secretary-General emphasised the value-added of the OECD as a provider of evidence-based policy advice, based on comparative analysis, a multidisciplinary approach and peer learning.
OECD countries welcomed four new members – Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia – at their annual Council meeting at ministerial level.
OECD countries agreed today to invite Estonia, Israel and Slovenia to become members of the Organisation, paving the way for the Organisation’s membership to grow to 34 countries.
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Estonia Accession Decision
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Statement by Mr Helir-Valdor Seeder, Minister of Agriculture, to the OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting 2010
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Privileges and Immunities Agreement OECD / Estonia Accord de Privilèges et Immunités OCDE / Estonie
The ongoing financial crisis has put euro adoption at the top of Estonia's policy agenda. However, shocks affecting Estonia are only weakly synchronized with those of the euro area, and the structure of its economy also notably differs from the euro zone.