To complement the self-assessments with an external view, all National Statistical Institutes and Eurostat were subject to a peer review during 2006-2008 establishing compliance with the Code in particular in the areas related to the institutional environment and dissemination of statistics (principles 1-6 and 15 of the Code of Practice).
The peer reviews form part of the European Statistical System implementation strategy of the Code of Practice in enhancing the integrity, independence and accountability of its statistical authorities. The peer review reports, published below for the individual countries, should be used and understood in this context.
The Eurostat Code of Practice peer review methodology:
Peer review guidelines for NSIs version 1.3
Peer review guidelines for peers version 1.2
Here you can find a summary of good practices identified during the peer reviews.