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  • 28-March-2013


    Global economy is improving but Europe lags behind, says OECD

    Global economic activity is picking up, but the continuing crisis in the euro area is delaying a meaningful recovery, the OECD said in its latest Interim Economic Assessment.

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  • 4-February-2013


    Labour migration: Germany is open to graduates but immigration is difficult for medium-skilled workers

    Germany is one of the OECD countries with the lowest barriers to immigration for high-skilled workers. However, long-term labour migration is low in comparison with other countries.

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  • 30-October-2012


    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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  • 24-April-2012


    Health: the high cost of diabetes

    Across OECD countries some 83 million people suffer from diabetes. On current trends, that will rise to almost 100 million by 2030.

  • 14-February-2012


    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.

  • 9-February-2012


    Education: Reduce school failure to boost equity and growth, says OECD

    Governments should invest more in disadvantaged schools and students to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance, according to a new OECD report.

  • 6-October-2011


    G20: OECD’s Gurría joins Germany’s Merkel and organisation heads in call for coordinated action to restore confidence

    Joint communiqué by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD , WTO , ILO , IMF and World Bank Group.

  • 14-September-2011


    Education: crisis reinforces importance of a good education, says OECD

    People with university degrees have suffered far fewer job losses during the global economic crisis than those who left school without qualifications, according to the latest edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance.

  • 22-March-2011


    Germany’s strong foreign bribery enforcement should be matched with tougher sanctions

    Germany has cracked down on the bribery of foreign public officials in recent years, prosecuting and sanctioning nearly 70 individuals and 6 companies to date. But it should do even more to prosecute companies and should apply tougher sanctions.

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  • 27-October-2010


    Germany: Development assistance still below target

    Germany has been one of the world’s largest bilateral donors for the past two decades, but it spent only 0.35% of its national income on official development assistance (ODA) in 2009.

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