14/03/2013 - The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of France, to be published on Tuesday 19 March 2013, discusses policies to relaunch the French economy, restore public finances and address the long-term challenges facing the country. The study assesses potential avenues for improving competitiveness and fighting unemployment, notably among young people and older workers. It proposes ambitious reforms for the education sector, labour markets and the tax and transfer system.
OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría will present the Survey during a news conference with French Minister of Economy and Finance Pierre Moscovici at 09:00 a.m. on 19 March, at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance (139, rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris, France).
The Survey will be available to journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 09:00 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 www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/france-2013.htm. You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.
For further information, contact Safia Otokoré : 01.53.18.40.82 - firstname.lastname@example.org or Laurent Fary: 01.53.18.41.84 - email@example.com at the Media Office of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance (+33 1 53 18 33 80) or the OECD’s Media Division (+33 1 45 24 97 00, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of France, 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 email@example.com.
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