Quality reports

Quality of fiscal data reported by Member States

Article 8(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 479/2009, as amended, requires the Commission (Eurostat) to report regularly to the European Parliament and to the Council on the quality of the actual data reported by EU Member States.

The annual reports provide an overall assessment of timeliness, reliability, completeness, compliance with accounting rules and consistency of the data.

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the quality of fiscal data reported by MS in 2018

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Quarterly Financial Accounts of General Government (QFAGG)

Regulation No 501/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council requires the Commission to submit to the European Parliament and the Council a report on assessment of the quality and reliability of QFAGG data delivered by EU Member States.

Eurostat published the first Quality report on quarterly financial accounts of general government in 2007 (cut-off date 15 March 2006). The Report had two annexes attached:

Annex 1 and   Annex 2,

which were not a subject to adoption by the Commission.

The report and annexes were discussed with the members of the Task Force on QFAGG. The Report was adopted by the Commission on 3 May 2007.

Eurostat  updated this Quality report on quarterly financial accounts of general government  in July 2008 (with data transmitted at end March 2008) in order to take into account the experiences and improvements since the first quality report.

Quarterly Non-Financial Accounts of General Government (alternatively called Short Term Public Finance Statistics - STPFS)

Regulation No 1221/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council requires the Commission to submit to the European Parliament and the Council a quality report, containing an assessment of the reliability of STPFS (quarterly non-financial accounts of general government) delivered by EU Member States.

Eurostat published the first Quality report on quarterly non-financial accounts of general government (cut-off date September 2005) in 2006. This Report included a summary of conclusions and recommendations by country. The report was discussed (in more complete form together with qualitative information) with the members of the Working Group on STPFS. The Report was adopted by the Commission on 26 June 2006.

Eurostat has updated in July 2008 this Quality report on quarterly non-financial accounts of general government (cut-off date March 2008) in order to take into account the experiences and improvements since the first quality report.