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  • 23-January-2018

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    Further improvements needed to manage major flood risk in Paris and Seine basin

    Action to prevent the risk of major flooding in Paris and the Ile de France region has improved in recent years – particularly after the Seine burst its banks in May and June 2016 – but urban and territorial planning needs to be better adapted, governance strengthened and long-term funding clarified, according to the OECD.

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  • 14-December-2017

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    Improving skills would boost growth and job creation in France

    France’s economy is growing and the labour market is gradually improving. However, the share of people out of work for more than 12 months remains high and many young people are on temporary contracts, with weak long-term job prospects and little opportunity for training.

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  • 20-November-2017

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    The OECD calls on France to modernise and strengthen the co-ordination of labour immigration

    In a new report, the OECD says that France should modernise and strengthen the co-ordination of labour immigration in order to attract foreign talent and align itself more closely with the needs of the labour market.

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  • 14-September-2017

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    France: Economy is expanding but reforms needed to maintain benefits and boost jobs

    The French economy is expanding, the labour market is recovering – albeit gradually - while productivity and the standard of living remain generally high, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 8-May-2017

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    OECD Secretary-General congratulates Emmanuel Macron on his election as President

    "I have extended my sincerest congratulations to Mr Macron on his election as President of the French Republic," Mr Gurría said from Paris. "The values of openness and understanding that he represents are at the core of the OECD's mission. We look forward to working closely with President Macron to better shape globalisation to make it work for all, promoting better lives in France, Europe and worldwide."

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  • 11-July-2016

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    France will need further effort to meet environmental goals

    France has improved its environmental performance over the last decade, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, reducing some air pollutants and cutting its use of fresh water. Further effort will be needed, however, to reduce pollution by nitrates and pesticides and meet ambitious renewable energy targets, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 1-June-2016

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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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