Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, at debate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the Activities of the OECD, 20 April 2021

 

Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, delivered remarks at a debate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the Activities of the OECD, on 20 April 2021. The “enlarged” debate included parliamentary delegations from non-Council of Europe OECD member countries. It was centred on the Towards a more stable and fairer fiscal system based on the OECD action plan and multilateral co-operation report prepared by PACE’s Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy. The report looks at the role the OECD plays in internationally co-ordinated policy responses to tackle tax injustice (e.g. aggressive tax planning, tax avoidance, artificial profit-shifting practices), as well as through its work on the Inclusive Framework on BEPS in reaching global consensus on how to make the international tax system fairer and more stable. The Secretary-General has been invited to provide a statement in response to the PACE Rapporteur’s report and participate in a discussion with Members of Parliament on the Organisation’s activities, including in the context of the COVID-19 response.

In his remarks, the Secretary-General presented OECD’s views and outlook on global and European economy, and highlighted its work on tax policy and transparency, as well as the OECD’s work in the context of COVID-19 response and recovery; emphasising the crucial role of legislators to move policy forward.

 

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