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  • 2-June-2010

    English

    The recovery of the global economy, the challenges ahead and the role of OECD: Where do we go from here?

    In his speech Angel Gurría emphasised the OECD’s perspective on the challenges ahead for the global economy and the crucial role of multilateral cooperation to build a stronger, fairer, cleaner economy.

  • 2-June-2010

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    The role of the OECD in providing independent analysis

    In his speech at the Estonian Acadamy of Sciences, the Secretary-General emphasised the value-added of the OECD as a provider of evidence-based policy advice, based on comparative analysis, a multidisciplinary approach and peer learning.

  • 1-June-2010

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    Signing ceremony of the Accession Agreement on Slovenia’s accession to the OECD, remarks by Angel Gurría

    "Slovenia’s accession is an important step in our quest to become a hub of dialogue on global issues. Its role as a bridge between East and West will be a great contribution to multilateral dialogue and mutual understanding" said the OECD Secretary-General during the signing ceremony of Slovenia's accession agreement.

  • 27-May-2010

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    OECD expanding its membership and its horizons

    A. Gurría congratulated Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia on all of their impressive achievements throughout the accession process.

  • 27-May-2010

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    Signing ceremony of the protocol amending the convention of mutual administrative assistance in tax matters

    During this event, A. Gurría said that the number of Parties to the Convention will increase exponentially in the near future, making the Convention a keystone for international tax cooperation.

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  • 25-May-2010

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    3rd annual meeting of the OECD urban roundtable for mayors and ministers, “Cities and Green Growth”

    Speaking at the Urban Roundtable of Mayors and Ministerse, A. Gurría recommended to make the analysis of green growth more systematic and to develop a common set of urban environmental and economic indicators.

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  • 20-May-2010

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    Why sound institutions and smart regulation matter

    Speaking at a conference in Berlin, Angel Gurría says that a new architecture of financial reform together with sustainable fiscal consolidation strategies, structural reforms and efforts to explore new sources of growth will be essential to build a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.

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  • 4-May-2010

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    Better regulation to ensure market dynamics

    Presenting this report in Rome, Angel Gurría said that Italy has made significant progress in cutting regulatory costs, liberalising product markets and modernising its public administrations in recent years. He added that Italy must continue along the path of regulatory reform to make its economy more competitive and speed up its recovery from the economic crisis.

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  • 4-May-2010

    English

    Review of the Italian national civil protection system

    Italy should enforce tougher restrictions on building in areas that risk earthquakes or forest fires and impose tougher sanctions on violations in the face of a growing threat of natural disasters due to climate change, according to the OECD Secretary-General presenting a new OECD report in Rome.

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  • 30-April-2010

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    Economy: Greece needs financial assistance now, says OECD Secretary General (audio file)

    In this interview for the German radio Deutschlandfunk, Angel Gurría warns that delays are threatening the stability of the international financial system and could spread the crisis to other countries.

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