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  • 18-February-2016

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    Elusive global growth outlook requires urgent policy response

    Achieving strong growth in the global economy remains elusive, with only a modest recovery in advanced economies and slower activity in emerging markets, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook.

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  • 14-November-2015

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    OECD condemns terrorist attacks in Paris, expresses condolences and solidarity with France

    On behalf of the OECD, Secretary-General Angel Gurría tonight condemned in the strongest terms the barbaric terrorist attacks perpetrated in Paris on the evening of 13 November.

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  • 18-September-2015

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    The positive effects expected from the Macron Law show that France must pursue its structural reform initiatives

    In a note presented to French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron today (only available in French), the OECD estimates that five sets of measures in the Macron Law could potentially increase France’s GDP by 0.3% over 5 years and by 0.4% over 10 years.

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  • 4-September-2015

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    OECD's Gurria expresses support for new French-German initiative in response to refugee crisis

    OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría welcomes the initiative of President Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel to put forward a structural and ambitious response to the current refugee crisis.

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  • 10-July-2015

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    OECD’s Gurría welcomes adoption of France’s Loi Macron

    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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  • 1-June-2015

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    Secretary-General Angel Gurría awarded the Médaille de la Haute Assemblée by the Presidency of the French Senate

    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.

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  • 2-April-2015

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    France must continue its reform process to boost growth and jobs

    France has begun implementing a series of important pro-growth structural policy measures, but boosting medium-term growth will require more ambitious action to reform the labour market, curb high levels of public spending and taxation and create jobs, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of France.

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  • 18-March-2015

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    Low oil prices and monetary easing triggering modest acceleration of global recovery

    Low oil prices and monetary easing are boosting growth in the world’s major economies, but the near-term pace of expansion remains modest, withabnormally low inflation and interest rates pointing to risks of financial instability, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment.

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  • 11-January-2015

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    Secretary-General Gurría brings forward his return to France to join President Hollande and other leaders in the Unity March against terrorism on Sunday 11 January at 3pm

    Secretary-General Gurría brings forward his return to France to join President Hollande and other leaders in the Unity March against terrorism on Sunday 11 January at 3pm

  • 7-January-2015

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    Gurría condemns deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine and sends condolences to President Hollande

    Secretary-General Angel Gurría has sent a letter to President François Hollande expressing his condolences and those of all OECD staff following the attack that took place at the headquarters of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.

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