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  • 30-June-2015

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    OECD Government at a Glance to be released Monday 6 July at 14:00 CEST

    The OECD will publish Government at a Glance 2015 on Monday 6 July. This biannual report, now in its fourth edition, presents more than 50 indicators to compare governments’ performance in everything from public finances, cuts to staffing and pay in central government and the level of private asset disclosure by government officials to access to and satisfaction with the healthcare, education and the justice systems.

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  • 30-June-2015

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    Achieving Prudent Debt Targets Using Fiscal Rules - An OECD presentation in Aix-en-Provence on 3 July 2015, at 3 p.m.

    Government debt in many OECD countries is very high and likely to have adverse effects on economic activity. New OECD research shows how governments can set country-specific prudent debt targets and which fiscal rules will ensure hitting them.

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  • 29-June-2015

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    OECD and European Commission to launch report on immigrant integration - Thursday 2 July 2015 - Press conference in Brussels

    The OECD will launch a joint report with the European Commission assessing how well immigrants are integrating in OECD countries on Thursday 2 July.

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  • 25-June-2015

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    Energy taxes misaligned with environmental impacts of energy use

    Governments are under-utilising taxation as a tool to curb the environmental consequences of energy use, foregoing revenue and weakening their attack on the principal source of greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change and air pollution, according to new OECD analysis.

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  • 25-June-2015

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    OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook launches Wednesday 1 July at 12:00 p.m.

    The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2015-2024 will be published on Wednesday 1 July. The report analyses agriculture production, discusses how global markets are reacting to price volatility in both food and commodity markets and looks at farm sector trends for the coming decade. A special chapter in this year’s report analyses the prospects for Brazilian agriculture and the challenges facing the sector.

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  • 23-June-2015

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    Low interest rates threaten solvency of pension funds and insurers

    The current low interest rate environment poses a significant risk for the long-term financial viability of pension funds and insurance companies, as they seek to generate sufficient returns to meet promises, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 23-June-2015

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    Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development - 24-26 June 2015, in Manchester, United Kingdom

    Local policymakers have a critical role to play in developing more resilient and inclusive economies, particularly because they are well-positioned to take a more integrated approach to tackling complex challenges and seizing new opportunities. Playing this role effectively requires both sufficient local flexibility in national policies and adequate capacities at the local level.

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  • 22-June-2015

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    New Zealand in a good position to raise development aid ambitions

    New Zealand is a valued development partner for its small island neighbours, delivering aid effectively and using its experience of natural disasters to help manage risks in the region. It complements its development assistance by using liberal trade and employment systems to support poor countries, according to the OECD’s latest Peer Review of New Zealand.

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  • 22-June-2015

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    Climate change lecture by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the LSE

    Journalists are invited to a media breakfast with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at 9:00 on Friday 3 July in London ahead of a major speech he will make to the business community on developments in efforts to combat climate change and what governments, companies and investors need to do for a COP21 agreement in December to be effective.

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  • 22-June-2015

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    OECD encouraged by Israel’s recent investigative activity, but remains seriously concerned with overall efforts to enforce foreign bribery laws

    Israel is not sufficiently proactive in detecting and investigating foreign bribery, with no prosecutions over the past 7 years, despite 14 allegations of foreign bribery involving Israeli individuals or companies. The OECD Working Group on Bribery is, however, encouraged by the recently-opened investigations, and will pay close attention to how these evolve.

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