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Background information for press briefing, 19 January 2010
OECD to publish Review of Israel’s Labour Market and Social Policies and its first ever Economic Survey of Israel on Wednesday 20 January
The OECD Working Group on Bribery sharply criticised the Slovak Republic’s failure to bring its anti-bribery law on corporate liability into line with its international obligations under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
Since the April 2009 G20 London Summit, almost 300 tax agreements have been signed to meet OECD standards on tax transparency and effective exchange of information. All OECD and G20 countries are committed to these standards.
Chile will become the OECD’s 31st member and its first in South America under an accession agreement signed on 11 January at La Moneda in Santiago by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Chilean Finance Minister Andrés Velasco in the presence of President Michelle Bachelet. Chile’s membership will become official once necessary formalities, including parliamentary approval, have been completed.
El Secretario General de la OCDE, Angel Gurría y el Ministro de Finanzas de Chile, Andrés Velasco, firmaron hoy en el Palacio de La Moneda y en presencia de la Presidenta de Chile Michelle Bachelet, el convenio de adhesión de este país a la OCDE.
“Though far from perfect, the Copenhagen Accord is a hard-fought political agreement.”, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
Israel should be more proactive in detecting, investigating and prosecuting foreign bribery cases, notably those involving the defence industry, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
La OCDE invitó hoy a Chile a convertirse en su segundo miembro latinoamericano, después de México. Chile aceptará formalmente esta invitación una vez que el Secretario General Angel Gurría y la Presidenta Michelle Bachelet formalicen el Acuerdo de Acceso el próximo 11 de enero en Santiago.
What impact has the crisis had on innovation and spending on research and development? How can innovation help to solve environmental and social threats? The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009 provides the data and analysis to answer these questions.