Corruption scandal: MEPs insist on reforms for transparency and accountability

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament has reacted to recent allegations with immediate changes and demands for measures to close loopholes in existing transparency rules. Following Tuesday’s debate, Parliament has adopted a resolution on the suspicions of corruption by Qatar and the broader need for more transparency in the […]

Colombia is a Latin American success story, but must pursue new reforms to achieve stronger and more inclusive growth

      Colombia’s economy is resilient and appears well equipped to navigate a challenging external environment dominated by protectionism and uncertainty, but it must pursue new reforms to make growth stronger and more inclusive, according to a new report from the OECD. The latest OECD Economic Survey of Colombia discusses how boosting productivity through […]

Reforms in a few countries drive a decline in average OECD labour taxes

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Income tax and social security contributions declined slightly for the average worker across the OECD in 2018, driven by major reforms in a handful of countries, according to a new OECD report. Taxing Wages 2019 shows that the “tax wedge” – total taxes on labour costs […]

Wide-ranging reforms needed to ensure Italy’s economic recovery

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Stronger, more inclusive and sustainable growth, better job opportunities and a reduction in the level of public debt in Italy require a comprehensive programme of far-reaching reforms while maintaining the important measures taken in recent years, according to a new OECD report. The latest Economic Survey […]

Tsipras imposes more austerity on insolvent Greece; plans to win new early election soon

On 9 July this newspaper predicted that the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was adamant about keeping his country in the Eurozone. In order to do this the Sting foresaw that he was prepared not only to pay a dear price for a third bailout scheme (April 2010, June 2012 and July 2015) financed by […]