Marking 10 years of collaboration between the OECD and Korea on competition issues, this meeting focused on ways to optimise programmes to develop competition authorities and enhance international co-operation and international co-operation in cross-border competition cases.
Discussions at the February 2014 meeting addressed how agencies address the anti-competitive effects of consummated mergers that have not been subject to merger notification.
The Greek authorities have taken important steps in recent years to reinforce competition law. Using the OECD Competition Assessment Toolkit two reports have already identified several problematic regulations in selected sectors and numerous provisions where changes could be made to foster competition. View the reports.
The Global Forum on Competition is a unique opportunity to bring together competition authorities from the developed and developing world to foster a rich and fruitful debate on how competition policy can enhance the performance of market economies, and contribute to improve overall well-being, and rebuild public trust.
We need to fight distortions to competition that can arise from tax avoidance, just like we do from other forms of government intervention, such as regulation, said OECD Secretary-General.
This hearing falls into the Competition Committee’s work stream on evaluation and will focus on the evaluation of government interventions that are not competition law interventions, but that have the potential to affect competitive conditions.
Ce rapport condense les résultats clés analysés par l’OCDE concernant l’économie française. Dans l’ensemble il constate que sa productivité est élevée mais elle n’est pas assez dynamique pour maintenir de la croissance. En particulier, il suggère d’augmenter la recherche et l’innovation, de renforcer la compétition et de réduire les contraintes réglementaires pour rendre le secteur public plus efficace. Il propose de réformer la fiscalité pour promouvoir l’emploi et l’investissement, d'améliorer la performance du système éducatif et celui de la formation professionnelle, ainsi que le fonctionnement du marché du logement.
Au terme d'une enquête de 11 mois menée par l'OCDE en coopération avec les autorités grecques, il a été mis en évidence un large éventail de dispositions législatives et réglementaires qui nuisent à la concurrence.
We know that Greece is undergoing a profound and painful economic adjustment, but we are convinced that continuing down the path of ambitious reform will ultimately see a return to robust, broad-based growth that will improve the well-being of all Greek citizens, said OECD Secretary-General.
We understand how much Greek society has endured these past six years. Reform isn’t easy at the best of times, but it can be even more challenging in the face of a weak economy while at the same time trying to correct a budget deficit. But all crises come to an end. Growth does return. Now is the time to maintain the momentum of Greece’s reform drive, said OECD Secretary-General.