Slovenia Marks 10th Years in OECD

By , 20 Jul 2020, 11:12 AM Politics

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STA, 20 July 2020 - Slovenia will mark the 10th anniversary of its membership of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Monday with a ceremony featuring OECD Secretary General Jose Angel Gurria as keynote speaker via videoconference. The latest OECD economic survey of Slovenia will be presented on the occasion.

The ceremony, taking place at Brdo pri Kranju, will be addressed by several cabinet members, including Foreign Minister Anže Logar, Finance Minister Andrej Šircelj, Health Minister Tomaž Gantar and Labour Minister Janez Cigler Kralj, according to the Government Communication Office.

The 2020 OECD economic survey of Slovenia focuses on population ageing and its impact on healthcare and the labour market, said the Finance Ministry. Šircelj, Gantar and Cigler Kralj will comment on the OECD review.

The June OECD forecast for Slovenia says that the country's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to shrink this year by 7.8%, or as much as 9.1% in the event of a second wave of coronavirus infections.

For 2021, the organisation expects that Slovenia's economy will grow by 4.5%, or by 1.5% in case of another Covid-19 wave.

The OECD is an intergovernmental economic organisation featuring 37 member countries. It promotes policies conducive of economic and social prosperity, said the Foreign Ministry.

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