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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.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría will be in Madrid on Thursday, 29 November 2012 to present the 2012 OECD Economic Survey of Spain.
Mr. Angel Gurría will travel to Cádiz, Spain, on 16th and 17th November 2012, to participate in the XXII Iberoamerican Summit gathering the Heads of State and Government of Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
The 2000 OECD Review of Regulatory Reform in Spain presents an overall picture of regulatory achievements and challenges. The 2010 report on Better Regulation analyses key questions for the good management of regulatory policy and reform. Updated information on regulatory policy and governance in Spain is also included.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes the Spanish government's budget and the economic policy measures announced yesterday.
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Education at a Glance 2012: Country Notes - Spain
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Virtually all three-year-olds in Spain are enrolled in school, most of them in public institutions. Spain’s expenditure on pre-primary education (for public institutions) amounts to 0.9% of GDP, compared to the OECD average of 0.5% of the combined GDP.
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Orientaciones de PISA para las Islas Canarias
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Despite some decline in the number of registered unemployed in June, high levels of unemployment in Spain are set to persist in the short-run, given its weak economic growth prospects.
The Spanish economy experienced significantly weaker labour productivity growth than other OECD economies and failed to catch up with the most advanced economies in the period 1996-2007. In recent years labour productivity growth has accelerated, but this recovery is likely to be due to cyclical and temporary factors.