Extracts from the press conference by Algirdas Šemeta Audit and Anti-Fraud on the Eurostat decision
On 17 September 2012, Algirdas Šemeta, Member of the EC in charge of Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud, gave a press conference on the Eurostat decision given by the European Commission.
The role and responsibilities of Eurostat, the EU statistical office, have been clarified and reinforced in a Decision adopted by the European Commission. This is another important step forward in ensuring high quality, reliable and independent European statistics. This decision reflects the need to strengthen the governance of European statistics, taking into account significant developments in recent years, not least the central role that Eurostat now plays in European economic governance. Through the Decision, the Commission pledges to uphold the independence of Eurostat and ensure high-quality standards are respected for European statistics. SHOTLIST