Productivity growth has been slow. Competition in the telecoms and energy sectors needs to be sharpened. Support to agriculture should be further curtailed, and more free-trade agreements should be concluded. Greater female market employment should be promoted to increase inclusiveness and ensure that women’s large stock of skills are fully utilised.
Source: OECD June 2016 Economic Outlook database; OECD, Income Distribution and Poverty database; and OECD Secretariat calculations from EU-SILC – preliminary results.
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