AGRI - DG Agriculture and Rural Development
The group advises the Commission and the Directors of Agricultural Statistics (DGAS) in all relevant matters in the statistical domain of Agricultural Accounts and Prices Statistics.
Being part of the governance system of the European Statistical System, the group shall assist in preparing technical proposals in the area of agricultural accounts and prices statistics prior to the decisions to be taken by DGAS and the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC).
The group discusses and agrees methodology in the area of agricultural accounts and prices statistics, it identifies best practices and discusses quality improvements.
The group discusses Eurostat's work planning in the area of agricultural accounts and prices, ensuring improved data availability and quality.
The group is a platform to exchange know-how between countries and to co-operate at European level and with international organisations.
Assist the Commission in relation to the implementation of existing Union legislation, programmes and policies
Assist the Commission in the preparation of delegated acts
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives
Coordinate with Member States, exchange of views
In the light of better regulation principles, the WG proposes options for abolishing overlapping reporting obligations.
Provides expertise to the Commission when preparing implementing measures, i.e. before the Commission submits these draft measures to a comitology committee