Economic Survey and Competition Review of Greece launch 27 November in Athens


26/11/2013-The OECD’s latest economic survey of Greece, to be published on Wednesday 27 November 2013, looks at the major challenges ahead such as restoring growth, making it sustainable and dealing with the social impact of the crisis.

The survey will be accompanied by a separate OECD Review of Competition Policy in Greece and a shorter report on administrative reform. The Competition Review  identifies where action is needed to boost competition and assesses the potential impact of the proposed reforms. 

All reports will be under embargo until 14.00 Paris time (15.00 in Athens), Wednesday 27 November 2013. The following media events will take place:

12.30: The Competition Review will be presented by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the Ministry for Development, 5-7 Nikis, Syntagma Square, Athens


15.00: The Economic Survey will be presented by Mr Gurría at a news conference at the Bank of Greece, 14 Stadiou, Athens. Also participating will be Finance Minister Giannis Stournaras and Development Minister Kostis Hatzidakis.


17.30: Mr Gurría will also speak to journalists on the OECD’s administrative reform project at the Ministry for Administrative Reform, 15 Vassilis Sofias Avenue, Athens. Also participating will be Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.



To register for the media events,  please contact the Development Ministry press office:  or :



The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website from 14:00 Paris time (15.00 in Athens), and via email request to

A Policy Brief on the Survey with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s web site at You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.


The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to


Further information is available from the Media Division of the OECD;;  tel: + 33 1 4524 9700.



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