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Governments must resist protectionism and keep markets open to competition as they seek ways to get their economies going again, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
In his remarks, Mr. Gurría underlined that the productivity in the rural sector has grown faster in Spain than the European average since the second half of 1990s, and the country has produced the third largest expansion in agricultural output among all OECD countries.
En su discurso, Angel Gurría ha subrayado que las reformas para fomentar mercados de productos más competitivos han sido más profundas en España que en el promedio de la OCDE. Durante los últimos diez años, España ha logrado una importante reducción del control estatal sobre las empresas en el ámbito de los negocios y también una reducción significativa de las barreras al “emprendimiento”, al comercio exterior y la inversión.
En sus observaciones, Angel Gurría destacó la admirable capacidad de España para transformar su política rural durante los últimos diez años, aumentando la productividad del sector rural español por encima de la media Europea.
In his remarks, Mr. Gurría highlighted that reforms to promote more competitive product markets have been deeper in Spain than in the average of OECD country by reducing state control over enterprises in the business domain and lowering barriers to enterprise, foreign trade and investment.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the decision by G7 Finance Ministers to work towards setting up a set of common principles on integrity, transparency and propriety in global financial and business transactions.
Experts from the IMF, the OECD, and the World Bank met on 4 February in Paris to exchange views and co ordinate responses to the global economic crisis.
In his remarks delivered in Rome, Angel Gurría has welcomed the decision by G7 Finance Ministers to work towards setting up a set of common principles on integrity, transparency and propriety in global financial and business transactions.
Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will open the OECD Global Forum on Competition and hold a news briefing on competition policy and the economic crisis on Thursday 19 February 2009.
On the occasion of his official visit, Angel Gurría launched the Rural Policy Review of Spain and presented the Product Market Regulation Indicators results for Spain. He also met several government officials.