ESGAB published its 2016 Annual report on 9 November 2016, with a press release in 23 languages


Minutes and agenda from ESGAB meeting of 4 October 2016


European Commission calls on Greek authorities to defend independence of ELSTAT 
Commissioner Thyssen says ELSTAT did not manipulate data on the country's debt, 25 August 2016


ESGAB celebrates World statistics day 20 October 2015  "Better data. Better lives."


ESGAB supports the Statement of the Members of the European Statistical System on their commitment to professional independence of statistical authorities and the credibility of European statistics and on statistics in Greece, 26 May 2015


Peer Review: Eurostat improvement actions in response to ESGAB's recommendations, 10 November 2014

About us

The purpose of the ESGAB is to provide an independent overview of the European Statistical System as regards the implementation of the European Statistics Code of Practice.

The ESGAB has been established to enhance the professional independence, integrity and accountability of the European Statistical System, key elements of the Code of Practice, as well as to enhance the quality of European statistics.

The ESGAB's tasks will be to prepare an annual report to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the Code of Practice insofar as it relates to the Commission (Eurostat).

The ESGAB will moreover advise the Commission (Eurostat) on appropriate measures to facilitate the implementation of the Code of Practice, on how to communicate the Code of Practice to users and data providers and on the updating of the Code of Practice.


Finally, the ESGAB may provide advice also regarding questions related to user confidence in European statistics.