Eurostat (ESTAT)

This directorate-general is responsible for providing the EU institutions with statistical data. Eurostat strives to harmonise the collection and processing of statistical information throughout the European Union in order to provide for meaningful statistical comparisons between member-states.

The main tasks of this DG are:

  • collect and process statistical information in the EU
  • harmonise the handling of statistical information in the EU
  • aid developing countries in setting up adequate statistical information infrastructures


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 223 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
24.04.2023  Exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission by Regulation 2019/516 on the harmonisation of gross national income at market prices.
Report com(2023)214
24.03.2023  Delegated acts of the Commission under Regulation (EC) No 138/2004 on the economic accounts for agriculture.
Report com(2023)158
24.03.2023  Delegated acts of the Commission under Regulation (EC) No 762/2008 concerning European statistics on aquaculture.
Report com(2023)167
24.03.2023  Delegated acts of the Commission under Regulation (EC) No 1921/2006 on the submission of statistical data on landings of fishery products in Member States.
Report com(2023)159
24.03.2023  Delegated acts of the Commission under Directive 96/16/EC on statistical surveys of milk and milk products.
Report com(2023)169


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 65 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
10.12.2021  Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 and repeal of 11 legal acts in the field of national accounts.
Regulation com(2021)776
12.08.2021  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2018/1091 as regards the Union contribution for the integrated farm statistics under the 2021-2027 financial framework.
Regulation com(2021)477
12.02.2021  Amendment of Regulation 138/2004 as regards regional economic accounts for agriculture.
Regulation com(2021)54
02.02.2021  Statistics on agricultural input and output.
Regulation com(2021)37
16.05.2018  Amendment of Regulation 862/2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection.
Regulation com(2018)307


Legislation in force

There are at least 5 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
07.05.2015  Fine on Spain for manipulation of deficit data in the Autonomous Community of Valencia.
Recommendation com(2015)209
31.07.2009  EC position on a Decision of the Joint Committee established under the Agreement with Switzerland on cooperation in the field of statistics, amending Annex B to the ...
Decision com(2009)413
28.01.2008  Implementation of Regulation 1177/2003 concerning Community Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) as regards the 2009 list of target secondary variables ...
Regulation com(2008)22
14.12.2005  Amendment of Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 with respect to the transmission of national accounts data.
Regulation com(2005)653
05.10.2004  Signature of the Agreement with Switzerland in the field of statistics.
Decision com(2004)645