Speeches / Presentations


  • 21-June-2017

    English

    Launch of the 2017 Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic

    It is a great pleasure for me to be back in Bratislava to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic. Let me begin by thanking you Minister Drucker, as well as the Mr. Kažimír, Minister of Finance, and Mr. Plavčan, Minister of Education, and their respective teams for their excellent support and input to this Survey.

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  • 16-January-2017

    English

    Introduction at OECD Council of Mr. Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia

    After this meeting, the Prime Minister and I will sign a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the OECD working evermore closely with Slovakia – and for Slovakia – as it builds on its achievements to increase transparency and strengthen the fight against corruption. This is another positive example of how Slovakia is engaging actively with some of the recommendations we made in our last Economic Survey.

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  • 7-December-2016

    English

    OECD/EU Seminar: Improving tax fairness and tackling tax evasion - a view from the EU Council Presidency and the OECD

    I am delighted to have this opportunity to discuss a topic that goes to the heart of the OECD’s mission, and to the heart of our collaboration with the Slovak Republic: improving tax fairness and tackling tax evasion. This year, both the OECD and the Slovak EU Council Presidency have made an important contribution to making international taxation fair and effective.

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  • 19-February-2016

    English

    International Peace Prize from Slovakia 2015

    Since the beginning of my campaign to become Secretary-General and throughout the first 10 years of my mandate, I have focused my efforts to strengthen the global relevance of this Organisation; to make it more inclusive, more sensitive to the challenges of the developing world; more empathetic to other cultures, other ways of doing things.

  • 19-February-2016

    English

    Launch of two OECD education reviews of the Slovak Republic

    The OECD Review of School Resources sets out how financial, physical, human and even intangible resources such as learning time can be better managed to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education. The Skills beyond School Review identifies ways to strengthen the vocational education and training (VET) system.

  • 17-February-2015

    English

    Visit of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic

    The Secretary-General introduced Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic to the Special Meeting of the OECD Council.

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  • 5-November-2014

    English

    Slovak Republic: Making Growth Inclusive, delivered at the University of Economics

    In the past year, Slovakia has made considerable progress in recovering its economic dynamism. GDP is set to grow by 2.6% in 2014 and 2.8% in 2015, double the rate of 2013. We estimate that the rate of economic expansion will increase further in 2016 to reach 3.4%. Slovakia’s real GDP per capita is now further ahead of pre-crisis levels – than in any other Eurozone country.

  • 5-November-2014

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    Launch of 2014 Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic

    Slovakia’s growth performance has improved, but there is still a lot to get growth back to pre-crisis rates, and to ensure all regions and segments of society can benefit. The country is still facing worryingly high levels of unemployment, which peaked at 14% in 2013. Two-thirds of those without jobs were affected by long-term unemployment.

  • 17-September-2013

    English

    Signing Ceremony for the Accession of the Slovak Republic to the Development Assistance Committee

    It is both impressive and inspiring to see how far Slovakia has come. Prior to 2004, the Slovak Republic was eligible to receive development assistance, now, in less than a decade; it is becoming a provider of development co-operation, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 11-April-2013

    English

    Introduction of Mr. Robert Fico, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic to the OECD Council

    Prime Minister Fico has defined as a key priority of his Government the implementation of a programme for social stability, aiming at alleviating the impacts of the crisis and establishing long-term goals for the economic, social, environmental and technological development of Slovakia, said OECD Secretary-General.

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