It is a great pleasure to participate in this opening of Europe Day 2017, to reflect together on the challenges of the European Union after 60 years of integration. It is very timely that we have this discussion today, in such an important day for Europe.
As part of the STI Outlook 2016, the OECD has released policy profiles by country. These include cross-country analyses that draw on the first joint EC-OECD survey on STI policies. They focus on major STI policy areas, instruments and trends.
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.
The Secretary-General presented the OECD report "Health at a Glance: Europe 2016" alongside Mr. Vytenis Andriukitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.
Health at a Glance: Europe is a diagnostic tool. It presents key indicators of health and health systems in 36 European countries ─ including the 28 EU member states, five candidate countries and three European Free Trade Association countries ─ and is intended to help these countries assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of their health systems.
Il ressort d’un nouveau rapport conjoint de l’OCDE et de la Commission européenne que de meilleures politiques publiques de santé et de prévention et des soins de santé plus efficaces pourraient contribuer à sauver des centaines de milliers de vies et à économiser plusieurs milliards d’euros chaque année en Europe.
“I congratulate Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on the signature of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). The deal comes at a crucial time when slowing trade growth and low investment are contributing to the weakness of the global economy.
Labour market mobility in the European Union is increasing, but it remains too low to provide sufficient adjustment in the face of diverging labour market developments.
Notice biographique du Représentant permanent de la Commission européenne auprès de l'OCDE.
The Secretary-General addressed the Informal Meeting of EU Finance Ministers (ECOFIN) on the topic of improving tax certainty and fighting base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), tax crime and the financing of terrorism.