Speeches


  • 15-November-2014

    English

    The global economy: strengthening growth and job creation - Statement at G20 Leader's Summit

    Statement made by the Secretary-General during session 1 of the Leader's Summit in Brisbane.

  • 13-November-2014

    English

    Strengthening Global Growth: The G20 Brisbane Summit’s Challenges and Contributions

    The G20 needs to go structural, social, and green! With fiscal and monetary policy room nearly exhausted, structural reforms are the best choices, sometimes the only choice. The OECD battle cry in this regard has been unchanged since 2008: “go structural!”.

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  • 9-November-2014

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    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders' Meeting: Summit Dialogue on Economic Reforms

    Because the OECD is not only a “Global Standard Setter and a house for best practices”. It is also a pathfinder for effective implementation and we will be very proud to share our experience and expertise with APEC member economies and their business circles to develop innovative ideas and practical tools for competitive economies and inclusive societies!

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  • 7-November-2014

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    Special Meeting of the OECD Council: Address by the President of Colombia

    "Since first taking office in 2010, President Santos has drawn on his considerable experience, both as an economist and as a former Finance and Foreign Trade Minister, to lead his country through a series of ambitious reforms and in advancing Colombia on the path to peace, prosperity and membership of the OECD. The Colombian people saw fit to reward his efforts in 2014 with a well-deserved re-election."

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  • 6-November-2014

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    Setting Global Standards: The OECD, the G20 and the International Tax Agenda, Forum for New Diplomacy

    In an increasingly interconnected and globalised world, the need for global standards has never been stronger or more urgent. Their implementation can ensure the right environment to level the playing field, to avoid a race to the bottom, to bolster healthy and fair competition and ultimately, to build strong, resilient, and inclusive economies.

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  • 6-November-2014

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    Pre-G20 Summit Economic Outlook Launch

    We are here today to provide you with a brief snapshot of our forthcoming Economic Outlook. The complete Outlook will be finalised for a release on the 25th of November, but we would like to share with you our main views ahead of the G20 Summit next week in Brisbane.

  • 5-November-2014

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    Slovak Republic: Making Growth Inclusive, delivered at the University of Economics

    In the past year, Slovakia has made considerable progress in recovering its economic dynamism. GDP is set to grow by 2.6% in 2014 and 2.8% in 2015, double the rate of 2013. We estimate that the rate of economic expansion will increase further in 2016 to reach 3.4%. Slovakia’s real GDP per capita is now further ahead of pre-crisis levels – than in any other Eurozone country.

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  • 5-November-2014

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    Launch of 2014 Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic

    Slovakia’s growth performance has improved, but there is still a lot to get growth back to pre-crisis rates, and to ensure all regions and segments of society can benefit. The country is still facing worryingly high levels of unemployment, which peaked at 14% in 2013. Two-thirds of those without jobs were affected by long-term unemployment.

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  • 29-October-2014

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    Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes - Press Conference

    More than 90 jurisdictions have committed to implementing the Standard and 50 countries have signed an agreement to start exchanging information under the Standard as early as 2017. Early results are promising.

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  • 29-October-2014

    English

    Global Forum on Transparency & Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: Speech by A. Gurría

    "We have to transition to more transparent, multilateral mechanisms. Thanks to your hard work, taxation is finally catching up with globalisation, making it more redistributive, harnessing its potential for social progress and justice, making people’s lives better. People sometimes forget that this is what taxation, indeed what economics is all about.", said the OECD Secretary-General at the Global Forum.

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