The OECD has appointed two new Deputy Secretaries-General - Ludger Schuknecht, currently Chief Economist and G20 Deputy at the German Federal Ministry of Finance, and Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, Permanent Secretary of State of Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Germany continues to demonstrate a high level of anti-bribery enforcement having prosecuted and sanctioned 328 individuals and 18 companies in foreign bribery cases since 1999.
The German economy is undergoing a robust expansion, with record-low unemployment and real wage gains underpinning domestic demand while strong exports are driving business investment. The strong fiscal position will offer opportunities for funding structural reforms and public investment to meet future challenges, according to a new report from the OECD.
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published today the first 10 outcomes of a new and enhanced peer review process aimed at assessing compliance with international standards for the exchange of information on request between tax authorities.
Germany is in a solid economic position, but ageing and technological change require new investments in people to ensure a stronger and more inclusive society, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Germany.
The tourism industry in OECD countries continues to grow strongly despite economic weakness in advanced economies, and outperformed tourism globally in 2014. However, active, innovative and integrated policies are needed to ensure that tourism remains a competitive and sustainable sector, says OECD.
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.
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).
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.
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.