- To assist the Commission and the European Central Bank in drawing up and implementing the multiannual programme of work relating to financial and balance of payments statistics
- To give opinions on the development and co-ordination of these statistics, on Excessive Deficit Procedure issues in the context of the EMU and the Stability and Growth Pact.
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislation or in policy definition
Coordinates with Member States, exchange of views
EU body (Statistics), National administrations