Latvian experts chair a meeting of the EU Council Working Party on Statistics


Tomorrow, 22 January, for the first time the European Union (EU) Council Working Party on Statistics meeting will be chaired by Latvian experts.

Aija Žīgure, CSB President and Head of the EU Council Working Party on Statistics says: "The Italian Presidency has handed over a well done job, and the CSB of Latvia will do its best to continue this work. During the Latvian Presidency we will keep working on advancing adoption of regulatory acts launched by the Italian Presidency, and will open discussions on proposal on the draft Regulation on the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices. The planned changes to the regulatory framework show that statistics follows the new tendencies and demand, respecting the needs of data users for high-quality statistical data."

In this meeting the CSB will present the priorities of the Latvian Presidency in the field of statistics. The CSB will also focus on the discussion initiated by the Italian NationalInstitute of Statistics regarding the Presidency compromise proposal for amending Regulation (EC) No 184/2005 on Community Statistics Concerning Balance of Payments, International Trade in Services and Foreign Direct Investment. It proposes to empower the Commission to adopt delegated acts when, for reasons of economic and technical changes, requirements for extensions and eliminations of data submission deadlines and data flows need to be changed.

Information on the Latvian Presidency priorities in the field of statistics is published on the website set up by the CSB of Latvia. It will on a regular basis provide information on the issues discussed in the meetings of the Council Working Party on Statistics, as well as on other Presidency news and topicalities.  


Uldis Ainārs
Presidency Team, communications
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