The agricultural sector in many OECD countries continues to be characterised by high levels of support and protection. Support to agricultural producers accounted for 32% of total farm receipts -- a slight increase from 2002, but down from 37% from the late 1980s.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. VII. After nearly fifteen years of transition, the countries of Central Europe have entered the European Union on 1 May 2004. This chapter examines the consequences of this event for the four acceding countries that are members of the OECD (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic).
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This report provides an overview of environmental management practices and the environmental policy framework in Hungarian manufacturing facilities. It is one of seven national reports produced, and is an initial output from the OECD Environment Directorate project on ‘environmental policy tools and firm-level management’.
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A publication prepared by the EAP Task Force Secretariat and presented at the 5th Pan-European Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" held in Kiev (Ukraine) on 21-23 May, 2003. This is a Russian version.
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Can the national administration ensure that social and economic regulations are based on core principles of good regulation? Regulatory reform requires clear policies and the administrative machinery to carry them out, backed by concrete politica...
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Following the collapse of the former Soviet Union (FSU) and Hungary?s economic ties with the countries of the Council of Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) in 1989 to 1991, the country underwent a difficult period of transition from the former sta...
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Does the national regulatory system allow market participants to take full advantage of competitive markets? Reducing regulatory barriers to trade and investment enables countries in an expanding global economy to benefit more fully from comparat...
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The telecommunications sector in OECD countries has seen significant regulatory reform in recent years. Twenty-three OECD countries now have unrestricted market access to all forms of telecommunications, including voice telephony, infrastructure ...
This book presents a method to develop financing strategies for investment-heavy environmental infrastructure, such as urban water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, and municipal solid waste. The strategies, supported by the FEASIBLE computer model, were developed in several countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), in EU accession countries and China.
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In this report, the country summarizes the main developments in competition law and policy in 2002-2003.