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The labour market situation in Spain has improved considerably over the past year, marking a turning point from the crisis. Despite the growth in employment, the jobs gap induced by the crisis is still far from being closed. The employment rate in Spain has increased by approx. 2 p.p. since the beginning of 2014 to stand at 57% in 2015 Q1, still below the OECD average (66% in 2014 Q4).
The Minister is here today to tell us more about her experience, also with regard to the broader area of social security and pensions. But the important lesson that I would like to stress before yielding her the floor is precisely the importance of standing by our members when we know that their policies point in the right direction and they need time to see the results.
The OECD welcomed the legislative package on democratic regeneration recently approved by the Spanish Parliament in order to fight corruption and promote both integrity and transparency in political activities and institutions.
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Spain is ranked 13th among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 40.7% in 2014, compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
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Agricultural research fellowship award grants and international conferences sponsorships of the Co-operative Research Programme (CRP): Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems; advice for applicants for funding.
This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Spain.
I am very pleased to join you today to launch the OECD Environmental Performance Review of Spain. This is the third Review of Spain: the first was published in 1997, and the second in 2004. The relatively long time that has elapsed since the last Review provides an opportunity to take stock of the results that Spain has achieved over the past decade to promote greener and more sustainable growth.
It is an honour to receive this recognition from Nueva Economía Forum, an organisation that is very close to my heart because I have been involved in several of its events during my many visits to Madrid.
The OECD Environmental Performance Review Programme provides independent assessments of countries’ progress in achieving their domestic and international environmental policy commitments, together with policy relevant recommendations. This report is the third OECD review of Spain’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on biodiversity and the environmental performance of the private sector.
Reviews are conducted to promote peer learning, enhance governments’ accountability to each other and to the public, and improve countries’ environmental performance, individually and collectively. They are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data. Each cycle of the Environmental Performance Reviews covers all OECD member countries and selected partner countries. The most recent reviews include: Iceland (2014), Sweden (2014), Colombia (2014).
The OECD’s latest Environmental Performance Review of Spain finds the country has decreased the energy and carbon intensity of its economy, reduced industrial pollution and cut per-capita waste generation since 2000.