Speeches / Presentations


  • 22-January-2016

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    Statement by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on Departure of Deputy Secretary-General, Stefan Kapferer

    I want to congratulate Deputy Secretary-General Stefan Kapferer on his move to become the head of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW).

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  • 22-December-2015

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    OECD’s Gurría welcomes WTO agreements

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría congratulates the World Trade Organization and its members for their accomplishments at the 10th WTO Ministerial in Nairobi.

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  • 12-December-2015

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    Statement by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on COP21 Agreement

    This is a watershed day for the world and especially heartening for the OECD as one of the first international bodies to call for zero net emissions in the second half of the century, for a price on carbon and for greater efforts to channel finance into the low carbon economy.

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  • 4-September-2015

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    OECD's Gurria expresses support for new French-German initiative in response to refugee crisis

    OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría welcomes the initiative of President Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel to put forward a structural and ambitious response to the current refugee crisis.

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  • 17-June-2015

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    Secretary-General Gurría and Finance Minister Varoufakis meet to discuss OECD support for Greece’s structural reforms

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Greece’s Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, met today to discuss the design and implementation of a series of reforms that the Greek Government is planning to introduce in different policy areas.

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  • 17-June-2015

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    OECD Secretary-General welcomes release of EU plan to curb corporate tax avoidance

    The European Commission presented today an Action Plan to fundamentally reform corporate taxation in the EU. The Action Plan sets out a series of initiatives to tackle tax avoidance, secure sustainable revenues and strengthen the Single Market for businesses.

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  • 18-March-2015

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    OECD welcomes the European Commission Initiative on Tax Transparency

    The OECD Secretary-General Gurría welcomed the announcement and congratulated the Commission for the work done. "The European Commission’s initiative is another major step to tackle corporate tax avoidance.

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  • 11-January-2015

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    Secretary-General Gurría brings forward his return to France to join President Hollande and other leaders in the Unity March against terrorism on Sunday 11 January at 3pm

    Secretary-General Gurría brings forward his return to France to join President Hollande and other leaders in the Unity March against terrorism on Sunday 11 January at 3pm

  • 7-January-2015

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    Gurría condemns deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine and sends condolences to President Hollande

    Secretary-General Angel Gurría has sent a letter to President François Hollande expressing his condolences and those of all OECD staff following the attack that took place at the headquarters of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.

  • 1-December-2014

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    OECD's Gurria congratulates President Obama on taking action to address the unsustainable situation of undocumented immigrants

    On the occasion of the OECD High Level Policy Forum on Migration taking place on December 1 and 2 2014, Secretary General Angel Gurria congratulates President Obama on taking action to address the unsustainable situation of undocumented immigrants.

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