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  • 11-December-2012

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    Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony at the OECD

    Secretary-General Angel Gurría addressed OECD Ambassadors and others at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony held at the OECD on 10 December.

  • 11-December-2012

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    Euro area labour costs converging, but imbalances persist

    The euro area crisis finds its roots in the credit booms seen in many countries following the introduction of the euro in 1999. Easy credit led to strong growth in a range of sectors, notably housing, as well as higher levels of public spending. Inflation in these over-heating economies was higher than the euro area as a whole. Rising prices led to rising costs and a loss of international competitiveness.

  • 19-November-2012

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    The euro: A message of solidarity

    by Charles Jenkins, Writer, Commentator and former Director of Western Europe Country Analysis, Economist Intelligence Unit, London. The EU’s crisis has as much to do with leadership and solidarity as resolving fiscal and debt problems. It is time to dispense with caricatures and write the next chapter in the EU’s ongoing history. And for that, clear and transparent data will be needed.

  • 15-October-2012

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    OECD congratulates the European Union on receiving the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría offers his congratulations and well wishes to representatives of the European Union on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012.

  • 3-October-2012

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    It’s all about reform and trust!

    OECD Secretary-General stresses the need to keep on working on structural reforms and to address inequality and rebuild trust at the OECD Debate at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

  • 7-September-2012

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    Education at a Glance 2012: Country Notes - European Union

    The relative earnings premium for those with a tertiary education increased in most EU21 countries over the past ten years, indicating that the demand for more educated individuals still exceeds supply.

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  • 6-September-2012

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    Jobs for Europe: The Employment Policy Conference

    OECD Secretary-General assesses the employment challenges facing Europe and the policy responses urgently needed to put the continent back on a path of jobs-rich growth, at the Employment Policy Conference in Brussels.

  • 27-mars-2012

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    Économie : il faut augmenter les ressources des Fonds de secours de la Zone euro pour se donner les moyens de relancer la croissance, selon l'OCDE

    Les ministres des finances des pays de la Zone euro doivent démultiplier la puissance de feu du Fonds européen de stabilité financière et la porter au moins à 1 000 milliards EUR pour rétablir la confiance des marchés, a déclaré aujourd’hui le Secrétaire général de l’OCDE.

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  • 26-March-2012

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    Going for Growth and Balance in Europe

    Over the last four years we have lived and worked under the impact of the greatest economic crisis of our lifetimes. Recent actions in Europe have cleared a bit the fog but the confidence in the markets is still shaky and the long-term growth perspective of Europe is muted.

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  • 23-February-2012

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    Improving Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems: OECD Conference Proceedings

    How can government policies move towards increasing agricultural innovation and improving productivity? This OECD conference shared case studies and ideas from Europe, China, United States, India, Africa, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.

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