OECD Economic Survey of Estonia launches Monday 1 October 2012


26/09/2012 - The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Estonia, to be published on Monday 1 October 2012, discusses the country’s forceful recovery from the global economic crisis, as well as steps it can take to ensure sustainable growth. The study assesses Estonia’s exposure to external shocks and volatility, and proposes reforms for reducing the risks of another boom-bust cycle. It also covers potential reforms for improving the effectiveness of social protection, labour market and education policies.

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria will present the Survey during a news conference with Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip  in Tallinn, at 10:30 a.m. on 1 October, at The Stenbock House (Rahukohtu 3, 15161 Tallinn, Estonia).

The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 10.30 a.m. Paris time for immediate release.

An Overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format on the OECD’s web site at You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.


Journalists wishing to attend the news conference should contact Ms Inga Bowden,  Director of Government Communication (, +372 693 5706), or  the OECD’s Media Division (+33 1 4524 9700,


OECD economist Lilas Demmou will speak about the short-term effects of structural reforms during a seminar on 1 October, beginning at 15h. The event, at Tallinn University,  Mare Building (Uus-Sadama 5), Room M-552, is open to the media and the public.


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of Estonia, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.


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



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