Speeches / Presentations


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 14-February-2012

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    Launch of the 2012 OECD’s Economic Survey of Germany

    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, says Angel Gurría.

  • 6-October-2011

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    The OECD and Germany – fifty years of learning from each other

    Liberalization in the services sector would bring benefits to Germany and to the euro area. It would boost investment and therefore growth in Germany, said A. Gurría.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 28-April-2010

    English

    Creating more and better jobs in times of the crisis in the OECD

    Angel Gurría provides an overview of labour market conditions in OECD countries and explains why large fiscal deficits complicate the policy options even further. He also describes what governments should do to promote a job-rich recovery that benefits all workforce groups, including the most vulnerable.

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  • 26-March-2010

    German

    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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