Speeches / Presentations


  • 17-June-2015

    English

    Secretary-General Gurría and Finance Minister Varoufakis meet to discuss OECD support for Greece’s structural reforms

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Greece’s Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, met today to discuss the design and implementation of a series of reforms that the Greek Government is planning to introduce in different policy areas.

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  • 12-March-2015

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    Keynote Address by the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras

    The Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, addressed the OECD Council and staff.

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  • 12-March-2015

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    Introductory Remarks for the Keynote Address by the Prime Minister of Greece

    OECD Secretary-General introduced the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, to the OECD Council and staff.

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  • 28-November-2014

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    OECD’s Gurría commends Greece’s reforms at meeting with Minister Skrekas

    Meeting Greece’s Minister of Development and Competitiveness Mr. Kostas Skrekas today, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría said the Greek government’s reform programme was already showing positive results.

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  • 27-November-2013

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    Launch of the Economic Survey of Greece 2013

    The government and citizens of Greece continue their arduous efforts to put the economy back on a sustainable path, despite seemingly insurmountable challenges. The implementation of reforms is key to getting through this tough period and ultimately equipping people with the tools they will need to share the benefits of growth, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 27-November-2013

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    Launch of the Competition Policy Assessment of Greece

    We know that Greece is undergoing a profound and painful economic adjustment, but we are convinced that continuing down the path of ambitious reform will ultimately see a return to robust, broad-based growth that will improve the well-being of all Greek citizens, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 27-November-2013

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    Reforming for the future: Building a stronger, fairer Greek economy

    We understand how much Greek society has endured these past six years. Reform isn’t easy at the best of times, but it can be even more challenging in the face of a weak economy while at the same time trying to correct a budget deficit. But all crises come to an end. Growth does return. Now is the time to maintain the momentum of Greece’s reform drive, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 27-November-2013

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    Update: Administrative Burden Reduction project

    The role of government is to act as an enabler, generating the right conditions for growth and ensuring that its benefits are fairly distributed. Both the Competition Assessment and the Administrative Burden Reduction project can serve as roadmaps to achieve these goals by making it easier to do business in Greece, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 9-March-2012

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    Greece: OECD’s Gurría welcomes successful debt reduction outcome

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría congratulates the Greek authorities for the successful outcome of the voluntary Greek debt exchange programme.

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  • 2-August-2011

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    Launch of the 2011 OECD Economic Survey of Greece

    Greece is in deep crisis after years of fiscal laxity and weak structural reforms. To return to sustainable growth, the fiscal consolidation and product and labour market reforms underway should continue, be closely monitored, with the burden of the adjustment fairly shared, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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