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  • 22-January-2016

    English

    Statement by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on Departure of Deputy Secretary-General, Stefan Kapferer

    I want to congratulate Deputy Secretary-General Stefan Kapferer on his move to become the head of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW).

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  • 4-November-2015

    English

    Germany should work to meet its aid goal and its geographic priorities

    Germany’s foreign aid is at a record high and rising, but more effort will be needed to reach an internationally agreed donors’ target and fulfil Germany’s own goal to send more aid to the neediest countries, according to a new OECD Review.

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  • 4-November-2015

    German

    Deutschland sollte Entwicklungsziel und geographische Prioritäten umsetzen

    Deutschlands Auslandshilfe hat eine Rekordmarke erreicht und steigt noch an. Einer neueren Prüfung der OECD zufolge sind jedoch weitere Anstrengungen erforderlich, um den international vereinbarten Zielwert der Geberländer zu erreichen und Deutschlands selbstgestecktes Ziel zu erfüllen, den bedürftigsten Ländern mehr Beihilfen zu gewähren.

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  • 4-September-2015

    English

    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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  • 1-June-2015

    English

    More than 3 million German emigrants in OECD countries

    Germany is both the OECD’s second-largest country of immigration and one of the main origin countries of emigrants: 3.4 million people born in Germany were living in another OECD country in 2011, says a new OECD report “Talent Abroad: A Review of German Emigrants”.

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  • 18-March-2015

    English

    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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  • 15-September-2014

    English

    Global growth continuing at a moderate pace, OECD says

    A moderate expansion is underway in most major advanced and emerging economies, but growth remains weak in the euro area, which runs the risk of prolonged stagnation if further steps are not taken to boost demand, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment.

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  • 25-July-2014

    English

    OECD appoints Mari Kiviniemi and Stefan Kapferer as Deputy Secretaries-General

    Mari Kiviniemi, Finland’s former Prime Minister, and Stefan Kapferer, currently State Secretary at Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, have been appointed Deputy Secretaries-General of the OECD.

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  • 13-May-2014

    English

    Germany should enact economic and social reforms to make its growth path more inclusive and sustainable, OECD says

    Germany’s current economic success offers a good platform for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, but further reforms will be necessary over the medium and long term, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Germany.

  • 11-March-2014

    English

    Recovery continuing in G7 countries, but emerging economies are mixed, OECD says

    Recovery is under way in the world’s advanced economies, underpinned by supportive financial conditions and reduced drag from budgetary tightening, but activity in the major emerging markets is mixed, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment.

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