With the world economy today experiencing turbulence on a number of diverse fronts, OECD countries are preoccupied with meeting these challenges.
The smooth introduction of euro banknotes and coins will not guarantee the new currency's economic success. That will depend on structural reforms and completing the European single market.
Newness in politics has a long and eventful history. Globalisation and the battle for and against are no exception, as the events of the late 18th century show.
Globalisation has highlighted the need to take a closer look at challenges, from reducing pollution to tightening disease control, whose consequences are shared across the world. But if we are to make best use of such global public goods, we need to understand how they work and how to measure them.
Fears that neither the political will nor the mechanisms exist to combat the problems posed by climate change emerged strongly at a panel on sustainable development and climate change held as part of the OECD Forum 2000 in Paris on Tuesday.
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