Eurostat (ESTAT)

This directorate-general is responsible for providing the EU institutions with statistical data. Eurostat strives to harmonise the collection and processing of statistical information throughout the European Union in order to provide for meaningful statistical comparisons between member-states.

The main tasks of this DG are:

  • collect and process statistical information in the EU
  • harmonise the handling of statistical information in the EU
  • aid developing countries in setting up adequate statistical information infrastructures


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 207 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
10.12.2021  Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 and repeal of 11 legal acts in the field of national accounts.
Regulation com(2021)776
14.04.2021  Delegated acts of the Commission under Regulation 70/2012 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of goods by road.
Report com(2021)176
18.03.2021  Short-term statistics as required by Article 14(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98.
Report com(2021)126
12.03.2021  Delegated acts of the Commission under Regulation (EU) 2018/974 on statistics of goods transport by inland waterways.
Report com(2021)117
02.03.2021  Delegated acts of the Commission under Regulation (EU) 2018/643 on rail transport statistics.
Report com(2021)98


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 64 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
12.02.2021  Amendment of Regulation 138/2004 as regards regional economic accounts for agriculture.
Regulation com(2021)54
16.05.2018  Amendment of Regulation 862/2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection.
Regulation com(2018)307
20.06.2017  Harmonisation of gross national income at market prices (GNI Regulation).
Regulation com(2017)329
06.03.2017  European business statistics amending Regulation (EC) No 184/2005 and repealing 10 legal acts in the field of business statistics.
Regulation com(2017)114
22.02.2017  Fine on Austria for manipulation of debt data in Land Salzburg.


Legislation in force

There are at least 6 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
12.08.2021  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2018/1091 as regards the Union contribution for the integrated farm statistics under the 2021-2027 financial framework.
Regulation com(2021)477
07.05.2015  Fine on Spain for manipulation of deficit data in the Autonomous Community of Valencia.
Recommendation com(2015)209
31.07.2009  EC position on a Decision of the Joint Committee established under the Agreement with Switzerland on cooperation in the field of statistics, amending Annex B to the ...
Decision com(2009)413
28.01.2008  Implementation of Regulation 1177/2003 concerning Community Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) as regards the 2009 list of target secondary variables ...
Regulation com(2008)22
14.12.2005  Amendment of Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 with respect to the transmission of national accounts data.
Regulation com(2005)653