Speeches


  • 1-April-2015

    English

    Launch of the OECD Review of Policy Indicators for Portugal

    This morning we are presenting the first OECD Review of Policy Indicators for Portugal focusing on how policies can become more effective and reach their full potential. In fact, this is the first time that the OECD has worked so closely with a country on the evaluation of policy indicators.

  • 31-March-2015

    English

    European Parliament ECON/TAXE Committee Tax Briefing

    The OECD and the EU have worked hand in hand over many years to tackle some of the greatest challenges on the international tax agenda. Working together to ensure the coherence of global tax rules is absolutely critical – for governments and for business, coherency improves effectiveness, increases efficiency and reduces unnecessary compliance costs.

  • 31-March-2015

    English

    Policies to revive growth and put European countries back on a sustainable path - European Parliament ECON Committee

    Last time I addressed the Committee in November 2013, we were still in crisis mode. Two weeks ago, the OECD released its Interim Economic Outlook and it seems that the Spring of 2015 has brought encouraging signs for the global economy. Lower oil prices and widespread monetary easing have raised the potential for the acceleration of growth that is so needed in many countries, especially in Europe.

  • 30-March-2015

    English

    Launch of 2015 Economic Survey of Sweden

    Where many countries are still struggling with the legacies of the global financial crisis, Sweden is proving to be one of the more resilient economies in Europe and the OECD. This is very encouraging. Let me share with you our perspective of the Swedish economy, of its resilience, but also of the key challenges ahead and possible ways to address them.

  • 27-March-2015

    English

    Meeting with Luxembourg Parliamentary Committee on Economic Affairs - 2015 OECD Economic Survey

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría shares some of the main findings and recommendations of the Economic Survey with Luxembourg legislators.

  • 27-March-2015

    English

    Launch of 2015 Economic Survey of Luxembourg

    It’s a pleasure for me to be able to open an Economic Survey speech with a truly positive message. I’ve launched many surveys throughout the OECD in difficult times. There haven’t been many other occasions over the last years where I could stand up and say: things are looking good!

  • 26-March-2015

    English

    OECD Integrity Forum: Curbing Corruption – Investing in Growth

    Thank you for joining us at the 3rd OECD Integrity Forum, our anti-corruption platform where policy makers, business, civil society and other stakeholders unite in the fight against corruption. This year we focused on the nexus between corruption and investment. Not a small challenge.

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  • 25-March-2015

    English

    Indonesia Economic Survey and Education Policy Review Launch

    It is a great pleasure to be back in Jakarta to launch the 4th OECD Economic Survey of Indonesia of Indonesia and our first ever Education Policy Review – a fitting first, given that today we are also opening the OECD’s Jakarta office: our first ever in a Key Partner country.

  • 25-March-2015

    English

    2nd Southeast Asia Regional Forum: Opening Remarks

    The aim of this year’s Forum is to bring together OECD experts and Southeast Asian policymakers to discuss regional integration and openness. This theme couldn’t be more timely given the impending launch of the ASEAN Economic Community and the substantial progress with other regional integration initiatives such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, and APEC.

  • 24-March-2015

    English

    ‘Friends of the OECD’ Reception

    It is a pleasure to welcome you during a seminal week for the OECD’s relationship with Indonesia and the wider Southeast Asia region. The OECD’s relationship with Indonesia has blossomed in recent years, reflecting both the country’s economic dynamism and its growing role on the world stage, as well as our own efforts to build a more inclusive organisation.

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