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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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In this report, the European commission summarizes the main developments in competition law and policy in 2004.
Boosting market liberalisation by reducing trade, investment and competition barriers to "best practice" levels could significantly raise GDP per head in the European Union and the United States, according to a new OECD working paper.
Case studies include: motor vehicle sector in Japan, Poland, South Africa and Australia; health services in the USA and Mexico, Japan, Philippines and Thailand; international IT sourcing in the United States, India and Europe plus IBM and Infosys.
Studies include: textile and clothing sectors in Bangladesh, Colombia, Lesotho, Mauritius, USA, Australia and the Slovak Republic; the steel industry in Europe and the US; and shipbuilding in the EU, Japan and Australia.
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms, focuses on key structural policy priorities for the European Union, supported by a comparative analysis of the indicators in Chapter 2. The note also presents individual structural indicators of economic and labour market performance as well as comparative indicators for the key policy priorities listed.
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Information on the administration, legal framework and other aspects of fisheries management in the European Union.
This report contains an analysis of changes to the Common Agricultural Policy agreed by European Member States in June 2003.
The agricultural sector in many OECD countries continues to be characterised by high levels of support and protection. Support to agricultural producers accounted for 32% of total farm receipts -- a slight increase from 2002, but down from 37% from the late 1980s.
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In this report, the country summarizes the main developments in competition law and policy in 2002.