On 29 June, the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Angel Gurría, visited the Council with a delegation. They were welcomed by Council President Alexander Rinnooy Kan, several Crown-appointed members and representatives of employers’ organisations and trade union federations.
Discussions included emerging economies and the shifting balance of power with regard to global economies. What is the significance of these developments for Europe and the Netherlands? How should Europe and the Netherlands, in particular, respond to these changes? The Council recently received a request for advice from the Cabinet about this topic.
During the visit, the fiftieth anniversary of the OECD this year was also discussed. In cooperation with and for the benefit of the thirty-four affiliated countries, the OECD develops socio-economic advice and standards for sustainable growth and prosperity.