About: statistics

Eastern Europe diversity should be considered in EU-wide cancer plan

Having a pan-European cancer control plan is crucial, but some flexibility should be granted to member states in choosing which aspect to prioritise within the framework, said Linda Gibbs from Pfizer Oncology in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Development Policy 19-06-2019

Statistics are at the heart of achieving SDGs, says gender equality advocate

In an interview with EURACTIV France, Fatiha Hassouni, head of the gender equality unit of the intergovernmental organisation Union for the Mediterranean, spoke about statistics being a crucial tool for assessing sustainable development goals (SDGs), especially with regards to gender equality.
Politics 14-06-2019

Official statistics are a public good for all

No one would even think of driving a car without a dashboard that displays crucial functions such as speed, fuel gauge or engine temperature. Equally essential are official statistics, which provide guidelines for good governance and should be available to citizens.
Euro & Finance 24-08-2016

Commission defends Greek debt data after statistics scandal

The European Commission has defended the reliability of Greek statistics on the country’s debt, and called on Athens to counter “misleading media reports” that the data was falsified.

Social protection spending increasing in the EU

The 27 EU countries are spending more on social protection because of the poorly performing economy, with total expenditure having increased by around 10% between 2007 and 2010, according to new figures from Eurostat.
EU Priorities 2020 14-12-2009

Innovating indicators: Choosing the right targets for EU 2020

The success of the EU's future 2020 strategy is inextricably linked to the quality, appropriateness and ownership of the pre-determined targets chosen by the EU and its member states, writes Ann Mettler, executive director of the Lisbon Council, in a December paper.

EU labour trends: sluggish growth and levelling of unemployment

Employment is slowly rising throughout almost all of the EU, two Eurostat reports say. But growth is too slow to meet the Lisbon targets, and regional disparities are strong.
Euro & Finance 03-03-2005

Brief – Eurostat set for more powers in probing member states’ fiscal data

If the Council approves a Commission proposal, the EU's statistical office Eurostat will soon be able to carry out in-depth monitoring visits in member states to verify national budget statistics.
Euro & Finance 13-12-2004

Who monitors public finances?

Following the revelation that Greece has been underreporting its public deficit since before it joined the eurozone, CEPS Director Daniel Gros proposes, inter alia, the creation of (national) Independent Budget Agencies.
Brexit 25-07-2000

Cook wants the EU to set enlargement target dates

During his visit to Hungary on 25 July, British foreign secretary Cook called on the EU to set target dates for concluding enlargement negotiations.
Enlargement 20-07-2000

GDP of Candidate countries down by 0.2% in 1999

According to a Eurostat report, the 13 candidate countries registered in 1999 at constant prices a negative growth rate of -0.2%, after +2.8% in 1998.
Development Policy 20-04-2000

EU prepares negotiation positions on contentious agriculture issues

EU prepared negotiation positions on agriculture and fee movement of workers, but avoided contentious issues.

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