With the passage of the law for Growth, Activity and Equality of Opportunities, the French government has taken a step forward in its efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of the economy,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said today.
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France continues facing a high and persistent unemployment rate, reaching 10.3% of the labour force in the first quarter of 2015. By comparison, over the past two years, unemployment has continuously decreased in the OECD area, down to 7.0% in the first quarter of 2015.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
OECD Week 2015 focused on investment, inclusive growth, innovation, the new climate economy and the Sustainable Development Goals. It includes the annual Ministerial meeting, Forum 2015 and meetings linked to G20, B20 and L20 forums, bringing together Ministers from 34 member countries and Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Africa with representatives from business, trade unions, civil society, academia and media.
To commemorate Latin America and Caribbean Day, first established in 2011 by the French Senate, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría was awarded the Senate’s Médaille de la Haute Assemblée. This honour was bestowed upon him by the President of the French Senate, Mr. Gérard Larcher, in recognition of the Secretary-General’s major contribution to the strengthening of relations between Latin America and France.
France has begun implementing a series of important pro-growth structural policy measures, but boosting medium-term growth will require more ambitious action to reform the labour market, curb high levels of public spending and taxation and create jobs, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of France.
Low oil prices and monetary easing are boosting growth in the world’s major economies, but the near-term pace of expansion remains modest, withabnormally low inflation and interest rates pointing to risks of financial instability, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment.
This chapter begins with a brief socio-economic and institutional overview of the Marseille metropolitan region. It then explores the current status of inter-municipal collaboration, in particular with respect to public transport and spatial planning. Lastly, it discusses the metropolitan governance reforms of 2013.
La situation en Europe diverge en fonction des pays. La croissance s’affermit par exemple au Royaume Uni, ou en Espagne, pays qui a conduit un ensemble de réformes structurelles très important depuis 2011 notamment de son secteur financier, son marché du travail, et de son administration publique.
Secretary-General Gurría brings forward his return to France to join President Hollande and other leaders in the Unity March against terrorism on Sunday 11 January at 3pm