On the occasion of the European Statistics Day 20th October 2017, STATEC organises the conference "Why so many statistics?" by Olivier Rey (writer, philosopher and mathematician, Paris) followed by a round table about "Statistics in the Era of Post-Truth" with Joëlle Elvinger (State Budget Rapporteur, DP deputy), Fernand Weides (President of the High Council for Statistics) and Philippe Van Kerm (Economist, LISER),
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John Haas was appointed Deputy Director General at STATEC on 1st of May 2017.
He graduated in economics from the University of Liège and joined Statistics Luxembourg (STATEC) in 1991. Throughout his career John Haas has worked in national accounts. In 2003 his was appointed Head of Unit of National accounts at STATEC, and in 2013 Head of Division of Macroeconomic statistics.
Luxembourg's population continues to increase. On 1 January 2017, Luxembourg had a population of 590 667, of which almost half (48%) were foreign citizens. As previously, the population increase is mainly due to the net immigration, even though immigration has decreased compared to 2015 (-15,3%).
Details about the events planned by STATEC concerning the European Statistics Day 2016:
First of all STATEC will have an information stand on Thursday 20/10/2016 from 10.00 to 16.00 in the pedestrian zone of Luxembourg-city, to inform the public about the role and the tasks of STATEC. The tent will be decorated with the logo of the European Statistics Day. Simultaneously, in cooperation with RTL Radio Luxembourg STATEC will organise street interviews to test peoples knowledge regarding different statistical indicators. These interviews and the correct answers delivered by STATEC will be broadcasted by RTL during the day.
The same day, a conference will be organised by STATEC and the Luxembourg Statistical Society (see invitation below).
A press release concerning both events will be disseminated on 12 October 2016 at 11h00.
The video produced by Eurostat will be published on our statistics portal and on STATEC’s social media sites on 20 October.