Speeches / Presentations

  • 15-March-2019


    50th Anniversary Symposium of Finland in the OECD

    In 1969, when Finland became an OECD member, you were delicately balancing between the West and the East. Finland’s road to prosperity was neither obvious nor predetermined. Per capita income was almost 30% lower than in Sweden.

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  • 14-March-2019


    International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP)

    There are a few ingredients that are common to all high-performing education systems, including Finland. I would like to focus on two this evening: promoting teachers’ excellence, and harnessing technology for better learning.

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  • 12-February-2014


    Launch of OECD’s 2014 Economic Survey of Finland

    Finland has been hit hard by the global crisis, mainly through a sharp fall in exports, and the recovery is still hesitant. Bold action is needed to find new sources of growth, regain competitiveness, ensure sound public finances, and preserve the Finnish welfare model, Mr Gurría said.

  • 28-February-2013


    Finland in the Context of the Global Economy

    In his speech at the occasion of the Finnish Government's mid-term review, the Secretary-General praises high-quality human capital and a large degree of social cohesion as key assets of the Finnish economy. To reach its full economic potential the country should engage in structural reforms to remove unnecessary obstacles to competition and growth and raise the efficiency of public services.

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  • 10-February-2011


    Global imbalances and how to tackle them

    The world economy is recovering, but many challenges remain to eliminate global imbalances. Countries must address the crucial question of capital movements while deepening their commitment to structural reforms, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 25-February-2010

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    Finland - statement to OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting 2010

    Statement by Ms Sirkka-Liisa Anttila, Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, at the OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting 2010

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  • 20-January-2009


    Solemn Seminar to celebrate 40 years of peer learning by Finland in the OECD

    Marking 40 years of Finnish membership to the OECD, Secretary-General Gurría underlined that Finland has been crucial in supporting OECD work from development aid, environmental sustainability, effective and efficient government, employment policies to social cohesion enabling the OECD to build a more balanced and inclusive globalised world.

  • 19-janvier-2009


    Le défi de la crise financière et la foi dans le multilatéralisme

    La crise a démontré la vulnérabilité d’une économie mondiale fondée sur la conviction que la clé du succès résidait dans une production et une consommation toujours croissantes, selon le Secrétaire général de l'OCDE, Angel Gurría.

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