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Sunday, November 29, 2020

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 192 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
18.11.2020  Implementation of Decision 1608/2003/EC on science and technology statistics.
Report com(2020)738
03.11.2020  Delegated acts of the Commission under Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries.
Report com(2020)683
10.09.2020  Delegated acts of EC under Regulation 184/2005 on Community statistics concerning balance of payments, international trade in services and foreign direct investment.
Report com(2020)490
04.08.2020  Delegated acts of the Commission under Regulation (EU) 2016/792 on harmonised indices of consumer prices and the house price index.
Report com(2020)354
03.07.2020  ‘Commitments on Confidence in Statistics’ by Member States as required by Regulation 223/2009.
Report com(2020)278


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 86 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
16.05.2018  Amendment of Regulation 862/2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection.
Regulation com(2018)307
20.06.2017  Harmonisation of gross national income at market prices (GNI Regulation).
Regulation com(2017)329
06.03.2017  European business statistics amending Regulation (EC) No 184/2005 and repealing 10 legal acts in the field of business statistics.
Regulation com(2017)114
22.02.2017  Fine on Austria for manipulation of debt data in Land Salzburg.
13.12.2016  Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 as regards the territorial typologies (Tercet).
Regulation com(2016)788


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  Regulation 1177/2003 concerning Community Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) as regards the 2009 list of target secondary variables on material ...
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