With the passage of the law for Growth, Activity and Equality of Opportunities, the French government has taken a step forward in its efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of the economy,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said today.
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France continues facing a high and persistent unemployment rate, reaching 10.3% of the labour force in the first quarter of 2015. By comparison, over the past two years, unemployment has continuously decreased in the OECD area, down to 7.0% in the first quarter of 2015.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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The mortality due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is the lowest amongst OECD countries.
Forum 2015, entitled Investing in the Future: People, Planet, Prosperity, was organised around the five cross-cutting themes of the OECD Week: investment; inclusive growth; innovation, climate, Carbon, COP21 and the Sustainable Development Goals and took place at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on 2-3 June 2015.
OECD Week 2015 focused on investment, inclusive growth, innovation, the new climate economy and the Sustainable Development Goals. It includes the annual Ministerial meeting, Forum 2015 and meetings linked to G20, B20 and L20 forums, bringing together Ministers from 34 member countries and Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Africa with representatives from business, trade unions, civil society, academia and media.
To commemorate Latin America and Caribbean Day, first established in 2011 by the French Senate, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría was awarded the Senate’s Médaille de la Haute Assemblée. This honour was bestowed upon him by the President of the French Senate, Mr. Gérard Larcher, in recognition of the Secretary-General’s major contribution to the strengthening of relations between Latin America and France.
The Secretary-General was awarded the Médaille de la Haute Assemblée, which is given to personalities that have contributed to strengthening the relation between Latin America and France.
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Levels of alcohol consumption in France are among the highest in the OECD, but have been declining in the past 30 years. In 2012, an average of 11.8 litres of pure alcohol per capita was consumed in France, compared with an estimate of 9.1 litres in the OECD.