OECD Economic Surveys of EU and Euro Area launch Thursday 3 April 2014 - Brussels news briefing


01/04/2014 - The OECD’s latest economic surveys of the European Union and the Euro Area  - to be published on Thursday 3 April 2014 – assess developments since the crisis and look at the risks and challenges ahead. They also set out the action needed to reinforce sustainable growth, cut unemployment, reinvigorate the Single Market and improve the credit system.


The surveys will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 3.30 p.m. Paris time (13.30 GMT) for immediate release.


The surveys will be presented at a news conference at 3.30 p.m. the same day by Angel  Gurría, OECD Secretary-General; and Joaquín Almunia, Vice-president of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition, at the European Policy Centre, the Max Kohnstamm room ( 4th floor), Residence Palace, 155 rue de la Loi, Brussels.


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publications, by e-mail and under embargo, from Thursday morning, 3 April.


The reports will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the surveys under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the surveys by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the journalists’ protected website should be sent to


A Policy Overview containing the survey’s main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s web site at


You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.


For further information, or to register for the news conference, journalists are invited to contact the OECD Media Office at + 33 1 45 24 97 00 or


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