Publications & Documents


  • 27-April-2016

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    Overview of Health Policy in Greece

    Between 2009 and 2013, public spending on health fell by EUR 5.2 billion – representing a 32% drop in real-terms. This reduction clearly represents a shock for the system to adsorb, even though it is clear that there were inefficiencies in the Greek system (for example, inappropriate prescribing, weak primary care, imbalances in the mix of health professionals).

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  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Greece

    Greece has the 14th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Greece faced a tax wedge of 39.3% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 12-April-2016

    English

    Taxing Wages: Greece

    The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Addressing Migration Challenges beyond the Current Humanitarian Crisis

    In the last 25 years Greece turned from an emigration to an immigration country. Today the country is faced with an unprecedented humanitarian crisis with the arrival of close to 950,000 people between January 2015 and February 2016.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Reforming the State-Owned Enterprises Sector

    The state continues to exercise considerable influence on the Greek economy. According to the OECD’s Product Market Regulation indicator, Greece has one of the highest degrees of state control in the productive sectors across OECD countries.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Controlling Spending While Improving Access and Quality of Health Services

    Public health spending in Greece fell by a third in real-terms between 2009 and 2013, with severe cuts across the board and changes to entitlement, benefits and user charges.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Equipping the Young with Sufficient Basic Skills to Succeed in Life

    PISA results show that Greece is not equipping its young people with the basic skills they need to compete in today’s world economy.

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  • 15-March-2016

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    Fact sheet: Trends in Medical Education and Training in Greece

    The Ministry of Health is responsible for post-graduate medical training and determining the number of positions available. Once registered with the Physicians Association, application for post-graduate training is possible. The funding for post-graduate training comes from the National Health Service budget.

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  • 10-mars-2016

    Français

    Etude économique de la Grèce 2016

    Appliquer la loi de 2012 sur l’amélioration de la réglementation, réduire les délais des procédures judiciaires et entreprendre un examen des dépenses afin de redéployer des ressources vers le financement d’un renforcement du filet de sécurité sociale permettraient de favoriser une croissance inclusive.

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  • 10-March-2016

    English

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Athens on 10 March 2016

    The Secretary-General presented the 2016 Economic Survey of Greece alongside Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and held meetings with Greek ministers and officials.

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