Publications & Documents


  • 11-December-2012

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    Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony at the OECD

    Secretary-General Angel Gurría addressed OECD Ambassadors and others at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony held at the OECD on 10 December.

  • 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.

  • 3-December-2012

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    Better Regulation in Europe - The EU 15 project

    The EU Better Regulation project is a partnership between the OECD and the European Commission. It draws on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both organisations over the last few years.

  • 19-November-2012

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    The euro: A message of solidarity

    by Charles Jenkins, Writer, Commentator and former Director of Western Europe Country Analysis, Economist Intelligence Unit, London. The EU’s crisis has as much to do with leadership and solidarity as resolving fiscal and debt problems. It is time to dispense with caricatures and write the next chapter in the EU’s ongoing history. And for that, clear and transparent data will be needed.

  • 15-October-2012

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    OECD congratulates the European Union on receiving the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría offers his congratulations and well wishes to representatives of the European Union on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012.

  • 12-October-2012

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    Action required: OECD's message to the International Institute of Finance

    Secretary-General Angel Gurría outlines the crucial actions that we must take to resolve the euro crisis, strengthen the global financial system and anchor growth in the long-term through structural reform at the 30th anniversary of the International Institute of Finance in Tokyo.

  • 3-October-2012

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    It’s all about reform and trust!

    OECD Secretary-General stresses the need to keep on working on structural reforms and to address inequality and rebuild trust at the OECD Debate at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

  • 7-September-2012

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    Education at a Glance 2012: Country Notes - European Union

    The relative earnings premium for those with a tertiary education increased in most EU21 countries over the past ten years, indicating that the demand for more educated individuals still exceeds supply.

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  • 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.

  • 2-July-2012

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    Europe's new fiscal rules

    Europe is putting in place a new system of fiscal rules following the euro area sovereign debt crisis and decades of rising government to debt-to-GDP ratios. These include the so-called "six pack" to upgrade the Stability and Growth Pact to a new Treaty incorporating the "fiscal compact".

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