European statistics are prepared, compiled and disseminated both by the European Statistical System (ESS) and by the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), but in accordance with the independent legal frameworks which reflect their respective government structures.
European Statistical System
European System of Central Banks
EU legislation concerning the statistical production for national purposes (Date last amended: 14 November 2016)
The standards are grouped into blocks: the main guideline with the guidelines which apply, develop and complement it. Amendments to these guidelines have not been included, as they can be consulted by clicking on the standard concerned.
1.1 Select the regulations:
1.2 Select the statistical operations of the State Government under the EU regulations:
Regularions with legal basis on the article on the development of statistics in European treaties