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  • 28-April-2015

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    Structural Reforms in Europe: Achievements and Homework

    This note provides a summary assessment of Europe’s structural reforms including countries’ responsiveness to reform recommendations in recent years, a quantification of the economic impact of reforms, and structural reform priorities going forward.

  • 24-April-2015


    Structural Reforms for Growth and Socio-Economic Cohesion

    It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to address this Informal ECOFIN. I’d like to thank the Latvian Presidency for inviting me to speak to you and for their excellent leadership.

  • 24-April-2015


    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, attends ECOFIN on 24 April 2015

    Mr. Gurría was in Riga to attend ECOFIN and meet with several high-level officials.

  • 31-March-2015


    European Parliament ECON/TAXE Committee Tax Briefing

    The OECD and the EU have worked hand in hand over many years to tackle some of the greatest challenges on the international tax agenda. Working together to ensure the coherence of global tax rules is absolutely critical – for governments and for business, coherency improves effectiveness, increases efficiency and reduces unnecessary compliance costs.

  • 31-March-2015


    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Brussels on 31 March 2015

    Mr. Gurría exchanged views with members of the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and met with Mr. Klaus Welle, Secretary-General of the European Parliament.

  • 31-March-2015


    Policies to revive growth and put European countries back on a sustainable path - European Parliament ECON Committee

    Last time I addressed the Committee in November 2013, we were still in crisis mode. Two weeks ago, the OECD released its Interim Economic Outlook and it seems that the Spring of 2015 has brought encouraging signs for the global economy. Lower oil prices and widespread monetary easing have raised the potential for the acceleration of growth that is so needed in many countries, especially in Europe.

  • 18-March-2015


    OECD welcomes the European Commission Initiative on Tax Transparency

    The OECD Secretary-General Gurría welcomed the announcement and congratulated the Commission for the work done. "The European Commission’s initiative is another major step to tackle corporate tax avoidance.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - European Union

    This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for the European Union identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 21-January-2015

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    Escaping the Stagnation Trap: Policy Options for the Euro Area and Japan

    The global economy continues to run at low speed and many countries, particularly in Europe, seem unable to overcome the legacies of the crisis. With high unemployment, high inequality and low trust still weighing heavily, it is imperative to swiftly implement reforms that boost demand and employment and raise potential growth.

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  • 3-avril-2014


    Étude économique de l'Union européenne 2014

    La faible croissance de la productivité dans l'UE a des causes structurelles profondes. Renforcer le capital humain, les incitations au travail et la concurrence et mieux intégrer le marché unique amélioreraient la croissance bénéficiant à tous

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