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  • 27-May-2014

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    More efforts needed to tackle rising obesity, says OECD

    Most people in OECD countries are overweight or obese. The social and economic consequences of this epidemic are dramatic, exposing an increasing number of people to chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

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  • 21-May-2014

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    Norway should strengthen primary care to address evolving healthcare needs, says OECD

    Improving primary care systems and co-ordination between health services would help Norway meet the changing needs of its healthcare system, as the population ages and hospital stays become shorter, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-May-2014

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    Rising air pollution-related deaths taking heavy toll on society, OECD says

    Air pollution is costing advanced economies plus China and India an estimated USD 3.5 trillion a year in premature deaths and ill health and the costs will rise without government action to limit vehicle emissions, a new OECD report says.

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  • 21-May-2014

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    Czech Republic: Tackling long-term unemployment requires stronger local actions to develop skills, says OECD

    The Czech Republic has made significant progress towards creating a stable and attractive climate for investment, but more could be done to tackle long-term and youth unemployment through integrated actions across employment, skills and economic development policies at the local level, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 16-May-2014

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    OECD to host Europe-Latin America Economic Forum, 20-21 May 2014, in Paris, France

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will open the Second Europe-Latin America Economic Forum in Paris on Tuesday 20 May at 9:30 a.m. The two-day event, co-organised with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Paris School of Economics, aims to encourage dialogue on the development challenges facing Europe and Latin America.

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  • 15-May-2014

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    Reducing red tape in business would boost Greek productivity, OECD says

    Greece could save its businesses hundreds of millions of euros a year and improve their competitiveness by reducing administrative burdens, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 13-May-2014

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    Germany should enact economic and social reforms to make its growth path more inclusive and sustainable, OECD says

    Germany’s current economic success offers a good platform for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, but further reforms will be necessary over the medium and long term, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Germany.

  • 13-May-2014

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    Clarification on media reports regarding 2014 Economic Survey of Turkey

    Following recent Turkish media reports, the OECD would like to clarify that it has published no recent review of Turkey. The publication of the 2014 Economic Survey of Turkey is planned for July.

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  • 7-May-2014

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    OECD Ministers reinforce commitment to building resilient economies and inclusive societies

    OECD ministers today closed two days of discussions aimed at building resilient economies and inclusive societies. Chaired by Japan, the OECD’s Annual Meeting at Ministerial Level saw the launch or reinforcement of a number of major projects such as the OECD Southeast Asia Programme and the New Approaches to Economic Challenges initiative.

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  • 7-May-2014

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    OECD countries commit to work towards a climate deal for 2015

    The OECD’s 34 member countries today affirmed their common resolve to work towards a deal on combating climate change at the COP21 talks in Paris in 2015. OECD accession countries Colombia and Latvia joined the statement issued at the Organisation’s annual Ministerial Council Meeting, attended by finance, economy, trade and other ministers.

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