The OECD Working Group on Bribery supports Spain’s efforts to further reform its Penal Code to bring its anti-bribery law into line with its international obligations under the OECD Convention on Combatting Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.
The average worker in Spain faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 40.7% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Spain was ranked 14 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
Spain’s planned public sector reforms should help make the country’s institutions stronger and more effective, and proposals to increase transparency and root out corruption will do much to restore public trust, according to a new OECD report.
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Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Bilbao on 3 March 2014 to attend the Global Forum Spain “Spain: from Stability to Growth”, where he delivered a keynote speech on “Reforms in Europe: achievements and challenges”.
Spain has taken courageous steps to strengthen its labour market. Recent reforms have helped create jobs and should further boost competitiveness and employment in the years to come. But additional efforts are needed to boost competition in product markets and to improve assistance to job seekers, particularly young people, according to a new OECD report.
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Note summarising Spain's performance in the PISA 2012 assessment of mathematics, reading and science.
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Concerns about the financial sustainability of the pension system, stemming from rapid population ageing and the economic crisis, have driven pension reforms in recent years. Average monetary living standards of the elderly are relatively high today and even more so when the role of housing is considered...
These country notes contain indicators which compare the political and institutional frameworks of national governments as well as revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation. They include a description of government policies on integrity, e-government and open government.
Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.