29-October-2014

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Global Forum on Transparency & Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: Speech by A. Gurría

"We have to transition to more transparent, multilateral mechanisms. Thanks to your hard work, taxation is finally catching up with globalisation, making it more redistributive, harnessing its potential for social progress and justice, making people’s lives better. People sometimes forget that this is what taxation, indeed what economics is all about.", said the OECD Secretary-General at the Global Forum.

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21-May-2014

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Launch of OECD report – The Cost of Air Pollution: Health Impacts of Road Transport

New data collected by the World Health Organisation shows that outdoor air pollution kills over three and a half million people worldwide every year – far more than was previously estimated. Air pollution has now become the biggest environmental cause of premature death, overtaking poor sanitation and lack of clean drinking water, warned OECD Secretary-General at the International Transport Forum Summit.

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14-May-2014

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Roundtable: Climate is Everyone’s Business

Twenty years ago climate change was viewed as just an environmental issue. Today it is squarely an economic issue. Climate change poses significant risks to our economic systems that could result in very large damages. To mitigate these risks we need to radically transform our economies and societies to stop global warming.

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14-May-2014

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Shifting Wealth and Global Economic Challenges - An OECD Perspective

Strong growth in emerging countries over much of the past decade has substantially boosted developing countries’ share of the global economy. In 2011, non-OECD countries accounted for more than 50% of the world’s GDP, expressed in purchasing power parities. The BRIICS alone accounted for about 30%, said OECD Secretary-General.

13-May-2014

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Launch of the Economic Survey of Germany 2014

“Our experience has shown that reforms are usually enacted in times of crisis, as there may be no other option,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría during the Survey launch in Berlin. “However, reform processes should continue in good times. For Germany, this means that the country should act now to embark on a more inclusive and resilient growth path.”

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19-February-2014

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Visit to the OECD by Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany

It is my great honour and pleasure to welcome Chancellor Merkel to the OECD to discuss Germany’s challenges and its role in the world economy, said OECD Secretary-General.

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19-February-2014

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Address by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel to the OECD Conference in Paris on 19 February 2014

The OECD has acquired a high reputation as an uncompromising but important advisor when it comes to drawing comparisons, compiling statistics and issuing recommendations, said Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel during a visit at the OECD.

23-September-2013

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OECD Secretary-General congratulates Chancellor Merkel on her re-election victory

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her re-election for a third term.

30-October-2012

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A New Agenda for Trade

Mr. Angel Gurría discusses upcoming trade issues at a Trade Policy Luncheon Discussion “Standstill in the Doha Round - are bilateral free-trade agreements a way out of the dead-end?” in Berlin, focusing on the need for trade openness, accompanied by appropriate active labour market and social protection policies.

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3-May-2012

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Launch of the Transport Outlook 2012

We must improve mobility policies, foster energy technology and innovation and we must go seamless to improve efficiency and connectivity of transport. It is time to act now, to design, promote and put in place better transport policies for better lives!

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