Publications & Documents

  • 13-December-2006


    OECD warns climate change is threatening Europe's skiing trade

    Many regions in the Alps had the warmest November on record, delaying the arrival of snow by several weeks and worrying ski operators. As the first flurries are coating Alpine slopes, questions arise: was this balmy autumn an exception or a harbinger of the effects ..

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  • 21-October-2006


    Global challenges for the XXIst century - climate change, energy and democratic institutions

    In a speech at the Annual Conference of the Club de Madrid, Angel Gurría focussed on the political economy of climate policies. He spoke about a range of policies that could be used to help address climate change, and the considerable challenges of implementing them.

  • 18-October-2006


    New OECD reports on Turkish economy and corporate governance

    Two major OECD reports on Turkey this week on corporate governance in Turkey on 17 October and an Economic Survey of Turkey on 18 October, coinciding with an official visit to Istanbul and Ankara by the Organisation’s Secretary-General, Angel Gurría.

  • 10-October-2006


    Boosting jobs and incomes - lessons from reassessing the OECD Jobs Strategy

    In his speech delivered to the meeting of G8 Employment and Labour Ministers in Moscow on 9-10 October 2006, Angel Gurría spoke about the reassessed Jobs Strategy, what has been learnt, and emerging challenges.

  • 4-October-2006


    The challenges of economic growth and development, and the implementation of reforms

    In his first address to the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, on 4 October 2006, Angel Gurría spoke about the challenges of economic growth and development, and the implementation of reforms.

  • 28-September-2006


    Global governance as part of crisis prevention

    Angel Gurría focussed on the role of global governance in crisis prevention in this speech, which was delivered at the "Conference of Foreign Affairs Committee and Development Committee Chairpersons of the European Union Member Countries" in Finland, on 28 September 2006.

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  • 21-August-2006


    The Doha Development Round of trade negotiations: understanding the issues

    More open markets have brought economic benefits to a broad range of countries over the years, including many in the developing world. How can the Doha Development Agenda talks on further opening up markets in agriculture, industrial and consumer goods, and services be made to live up to their name? Who stands to gain from more open markets and less government support in agriculture? How can developing countries make the most of new

  • 10-July-2006


    OECD work with G8 (2006 Summit)

    For the 2006 G8 Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the top priorities laid down by President Vladimir Putin are global energy security, education, and fighting infectious diseases.

  • 19-April-2006


    OECD urges governments and industry to do more to tackle spam

    Governments and industry should step up their coordination to combat the global problem of spam, according to a new set of OECD recommendations.

  • 23-February-2006


    OECD to work on clarifying VAT/GST application in cross-border trade

    The OECD is launching a new project aimed at providing guidance for governments on applying Value Added Taxes, or VAT - also called Goods and Services Tax, or GST, in some countries -- to cross-border trade.

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