The OECD’s latest economic survey of Belgium, to be published on Tuesday 12 July 2011, discusses the challenges facing the country as it exits the global financial crisis and seeks to put public finances on a more sustainable path. The report also looks at potential reforms to boost economic activity, increase employment and move Belgium toward a green growth strategy.
The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 11.00 a.m. Paris time (09.00 a.m. GMT) for immediate release.
Journalists are invited to a presentation taking place at 16, rue de la Loi 1000 Brussels with the OECD Secretary General, Mr Angel Gurría and Belgium Prime Minister, Mr Yves Leterme at 11.00 a.m. the same day. For further details on how to register, please contact the OECD Media Division by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s website at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/belgium. You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the survey.
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.
The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com.