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Spain’s enforcement of its foreign bribery laws has been extremely low, with not a single prosecution out of only seven investigations in 13 years since joining the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. Spain must vigorously pursue foreign bribery allegations and strengthen its legal framework for fighting bribery by addressing gaps in its Penal Code, says a new OECD report.
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Gains in female education attainment have contributed to a worldwide increase in women’s participation in the labour force, but considerable gaps remain in working hours, conditions of employment and earnings. More specific data for Spain are available in this country note.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría addressed the audience at Club Siglo XXI on the Spanish Economy in the Global and European Context. He presented the analysis and recommendations from the OECD on 29 November.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría launched the 2012 OECD Economic Survey of Spain in Madrid on 29 November.
La Economía Española en el Contexto Global y Europeo: Análisis y Recomendaciones desde la OCDE, Intervención de Angel Gurría, Secretario General, OCDE,Club Siglo XXI
Lanzamiento del Estudio Económico de España 2012 de la OCDE, Palabras de Angel Gurría
Secretario General OCDE
Spain is immersed in a prolonged recession that has been compounded by the continuing crisis in the euro area. The path to recovery has been launched, but will require full implementation of reforms and some additional measures to restore confidence in the financial sector, redress public finances and bring down high unemployment, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Spain.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría becomes a Member of the Real Academia Española de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras (Spanish Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences)
Discurso de Ingreso en la Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras, Palabras de Angel Gurría, Secretario General OCDE. Barcelona, España, 22 de noviembre de 2012.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría's address entitled, "An OECD Perspective on the Competitiveness of the European Economy," given after being inducted into the Spanish Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences in Barcelona on 22 November 2012.