Average tax and social security burdens on employment incomes fell slightly in 24 out of 30 OECD countries last year as governments struggled to shore up faltering economies amid the worst recession in decades.
OECD countries agreed today to invite Estonia, Israel and Slovenia to become members of the Organisation, paving the way for the Organisation’s membership to grow to 34 countries.
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This is the official Decision of the Council to Invite the State of Israel to Accede to the Convention on the OECD.
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Estonia Accession Decision
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DECISION OF THE COUNCIL TO INVITE THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA TO ACCEDE TO THE CONVENTION ON THE OECD
OECD' Secretary-General welcomes the fiscal consolidation plan and loan package agreed by the Greek government, its Euro area partners and the International Monetary Fund.
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa increasingly recognise that gender equality - encouraging the talents, skills, education and productivity of all their citizens, including women - will make their countries stronger.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría lamented the recent death of the distinguished British economist Angus Maddison, who held a number of senior posts at the OECD and its fore-runner, the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation, between 1953 and 1978.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed the passage into law of the UK Bribery Bill.
The OECD and the Council of Europe have agreed on an update to an international treaty that aims to help governments enforce their tax laws, as part of the worldwide drive to combat cross-border tax evasion.