31-October-2012

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Germany and the Euro Area: Addressing the Competitiveness Challenge - OECD report presented to German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel

Restoring competitiveness is one of the key challenges to bring European economies back on a path of strong, sustainable and balanced growth. Europe could improve its growth prospects by implementing a strategic reform agenda with a broad range of policy reforms to increase productivity, dynamism and employment.

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31-October-2012

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“Better Policies” series: Addressing the Competitiveness Challenges in Germany and the Euro Area - October 2012

The current crisis and deteriorating growth prospects in many countries make a competiveness enhancing reform agenda a conditio sine qua non to kick-off the European economy.

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30-October-2012

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Joint press release by Federal Chancellor, OECD, WTO, ILO, IMF and World Bank Group

Joint press release by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the occasion of their meeting on 30 October 2012 in Berlin.

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19-September-2012

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The German labour market: preparing for the future

The strength of the German labour market response to the financial crisis of 2008-09 demonstrated the benefits of past labour market reforms, which raised work incentives, improved job matching and increased working hour flexibility.

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14-February-2012

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Germany is leading the charts on employment and green growth - Transition to a knowledge based economy will require further reform and investment, OECD says

Germany recovered rapidly from the 2008-09 recession, with GDP topping pre-crisis rates during 2011 and unemployment falling significantly. Public finances are sound, but further reforms are needed to transform its growth model to thrive as a knowledge-based economy.

20-May-2010

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Why sound institutions and smart regulation matter

Speaking at a conference in Berlin, Angel Gurría says that a new architecture of financial reform together with sustainable fiscal consolidation strategies, structural reforms and efforts to explore new sources of growth will be essential to build a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.

28-April-2010

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Innovation and green growth for a job-rich recovery

Faced with unprecedented levels of unemployment, unsustainable fiscal deficits and public debt and weak economic growth, governments need to focus on innovation and pro-green policies as potential new sources of growth, says OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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26-March-2010

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Der Weg aus der Krise: Ein solides Fundament für eine ausgewogene Erholung schaffen

Eine auf Innovation, Bildung und mehr Wettbewerb im Binnenmarkt gestützte Wirtschaftspolitik kann Deutschland zu einer stärkeren und ausgeglicheneren Wirtschaft führen. Die Arbeitsmarktpolitik sollte nun den Weg für nötige Strukturanpassungen bereiten, die Fiskalpolitik braucht eine spezifische Exit-Strategie und muss sich in den kommenden Jahren auf die Konsolidierung der öffentlichen Haushalte konzentrieren.

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26-March-2010

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Emerging from the crisis: Laying the foundations for a balanced recovery in Germany

The German job market has weathered the crisis well, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. Presenting the Economic Survey of Germany in Berlin, he said structural reforms were needed to ensure the sustainability of public finances and of long term growth. Stimulating domestic investment would help reduce the current account surplus, he added.

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