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Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho addressed the OECD Council of Ambassadors and met with senior OECD officials to discuss ways to boost productivity, improve skills and create jobs, and the role of the state in supporting inclusive growth.
Biographical note of Portugal's Permanent representative to the OECD.
The EU Better Regulation project is a partnership between the OECD and the European Commission. It draws on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both organisations over the last few years.
Low growth and huge current account deficits have characterised the Portuguese economy over the past decade.
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Despite the expansion of the education system, educational attainment remains a challenge. Only half of 25-34 year-olds in Portugal had attained at least upper secondary education in 2010.
Owing to slow growth and a relatively weak fiscal position, Portugal’s public debt had been rising for almost a decade when the global crisis struck, sharply increasing the deficit.
This paper illustrates possible trade-offs between two different fiscal consolidation strategies in Portugal: sticking to the nominal fiscal targets in the EU-IMF programme or allowing automatic stabilisers to work, while sticking to the structural primary deficit targets implied by the programme.
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Education at a Glance 2012: Country Notes - Portugal
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Portugal’s ECEC country report
Portugal has started on a long road of economic adjustment to boost growth and reduce debt. A range of structural reforms are needed to restore fiscal sustainability, improve labour market performance and rebalance the economy towards tradables.