Greek commitment to ensure independent and reliable statistics
Published on 19/03/2012
The Communication 'Towards robust quality management for European Statistics' adopted by the Commission in April 2011, outlined the need to improve the governance of European statistics and invited all Member States to sign up to 'Commitments on Confidence in Statistics'.
The Greek Commitment on Confidence in Statistics is the first one signed by a Member State.
In its Commitment, the Greek government makes a number of pledges with a view to ensuring that statistics is reliable, credible and independently compiled. These include ensuring that Greek statistics meet European and international quality standards and defending the professional independence of the Greek statistical authority (ELSTAT).
The Commission also intends to propose an amendment to the EU Regulation on Statistics, requiring all Member States to sign similar Commitments on Confidence in the future.