04 May: Auditors look into the quality of EU statistics

Source: European Court of Auditors

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is currently looking into the quality of EU statistics that cover a wide range of aspects of society and economy. Specifically, the audit will examine the role of the European Commission in providing high-quality statistics to the EU and its Member States.

Official statistics play a key and growing role for economic and social development. They guide public policies, they support business decisions, and they allow citizens to compare and evaluate progress made. So it is crucial to make sure that EU statistics fulfil the requirement of quality and …