Legal framework for European statistics - The Statistical Law
The European Statistical System (ESS) has to provide policy makers as well as the general public within the European Union with high quality
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The Evolution of the European Union and Euro Area
Here you can access a PDF file highlighting the main steps in the development of the European Union and the Euro Area.
Structural Business Statistics:
Here you can access a MS Excel file with all used units within the SBS.
Statistics Explained, your guide to European statistics
Statistics Explained is an official Eurostat website that presents defintions and explanations on numerous statistical topics in an easily understandable way. The more than 700 articles constitute an encyclopedia of European statistics and also include a statistical glossary clarifying all terms used.
Methodological, classifications and more information about the data.
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NACE Rev. 2
In 2002, a major revision of NACE was launched. The Regulation establishing NACE Rev. 2 was adopted in December 2006.
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NUTS - Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics
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GDP and beyond
The need to improve data and indicators to complement GDP has been increasingly recognised and is the focus of a number of international initiatives, which also reflect renewed societal and political
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Microdata are confidential data which contain information about individual statistical units.
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Environmental Data Centres
Ten Environmental Data Centres are currently being established by the 3 European bodies in charge of managing information on the environmental pressures and the state of Europe's environment.
The Eurostat data centres on natural resources, products and waste aim to provide a wider user community easy access.
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Modernisation of European Enterprise and Trade Statistics (MEETS)
Business and trade statistics are facing major challenges: the world economy has become more integrated, and statistics have to respond to reflect the new phenomena adequately. At the same time there is a strong pressure to reduce the burden on
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Research and methodology
Define, position and co-ordinate all statistical actions in the field of research, in particular in the management of the Research Framework
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Call for tenders
This domain is dedicated to Eurostat's public contracts. It aims at providing the necessary information for submitting a bid within the framework of calls for
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SIGMA - The bulletin of European statistics
Sigma is a magazine published by Eurostat, addressing those who are interested in European statistics.
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European Statistical System - Latest News
The ESS is a partnership between Eursostat, the national statistical institutes and other national authorities responsible in each Member State for the development, production and dissemination of European statistics. The European Statistical System (ESS) website offers information on upcoming appointments, meetings and minutes, conferences and training opportunities, vacancies and
European Statistical System - Latest News
CEIES stands for Comité consultatif européen de l’informationstatistique dans les domaines économique et social; in English:‘The European Advisory Committee on Statistical Informationin the Economic and Social Spheres’.
The CEIES has been replaced in 2009 by ESAC (European Statistical Advisory
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ESAC (European Statistical Advisory Committee)
The ESAC (European Statistical Advisory Committee) shall assist the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission in ensuring that user requirements and the costs borne by information providers and producers are taken into account in coordinating the strategic objectives and priorities of the Community's statistical information
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