The fiscal consolidation challenge for Ireland is severe, the underlying budget balance having moved abruptly from surplus to a large deficit.
Speaking at the Institute of International and European Affairs, Mr. Gurría emphasized the OECD’s continued support of the G20, outlining our work on trade and investment, unemployment, and climate change in the wake of the financial crisis.
Following the severe contraction of the Irish economy, Gurría indicated that stabilising the financial system, tackling unemployment, and raising competitiveness will be the main economic challenges for Ireland.
Angel Gurría was in Dublin to launch the Economic Survey of Ireland and the conclusions and recommendations of the Environmental Performance review of Ireland, to be published early next year. He also gave a speech at the Institute of International and European Affairs and met several ministers to discuss key policy issues.
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External links to: recent economic data; current interest rates and exchange rates; latest macroeconomic reports; current outlook and projections; government budget information; speeches; relevant sites.
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Agreement between Ireland and Antigua & Barbuda for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Ireland and St Vincent & the Grenadines for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Ireland and British Virgin Islands for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Ireland and Liechtenstein for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
The Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009: Maintaining Momentum report presents the results of the second monitoring exercise of the Aid for Trade Initiative and documents its success so far.