Speeches / Presentations


17-March-2009

English

The Financial and Economic Crisis and Water

The current crisis provides an impetus to push forward difficult reform, an opportunity that should not be wasted for the water sector, according to Angel Gurría. He affirmed that there were huge opportunities for job-creating and “shovel ready” investments in the water sector, particularly for water saving and the rehabilitation of networks, which require relatively short design and construction planning, compared to other types of

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5-March-2009

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Open markets in a time of crisis

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned of a “crisis of globalisation” if governments succumb to protectionist pressures. Speaking to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, he said emergency stimulus measures taken by governments during the crisis needed to be carefully conceived and monitored to preserve the long-term strength of the economy.

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3-March-2009

English

Launch of Going for Growth 2009

The current crisis offers governments the opportunity to combine emergency action with the important structural reforms needed to improve long-term growth and resilience in their economies, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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2-March-2009

Spanish

Respuestas a la crisis económica y financiera y el camino hacia la recuperación

El papel de América Latina en la construcción de un nuevo sistema financiero y económico internacional tiene que ser relevante. La experiencia acumulada en la gestión de crisis financieras y programas de recuperación en la región es importante, según el Secretario general de la OCDE.

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2-March-2009

English

Responses to the economic and financial crisis and the road to recovery

Latin America has a major role to play in building a new international financial and economic system, since it has accumulated substantial experience in managing financial crises and recovery programs, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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19-February-2009

English

Staying the course: Preserving competition in a time of crisis

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.

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16-February-2009

Spanish

Presentación de los resultados de España en los indicadores de regulación de mercados de productos de la OCDE

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.

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16-February-2009

English

Presentation of the study on Spain's rural policy

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.

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16-February-2009

Spanish

Presentación del estudio de política rural de España

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.

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16-February-2009

English

Presentation of Spain's results on the OECD indicators of product market regulation

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.

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