Working towards better statistics
Accurate and comparable statistical data and social indicators are essential for responsible policy-making. Currently statistics on persons and households are collected on the basis of several legislative acts, and mainly gathered from administrative sources, but some data are also gathered from business surveys. The proposed legislation would create a common framework for social statistics and enable the further integration of statistical data into the European Semester process. Better quality and more detailed data recording and processing will contribute to better social policies both on the European and on the national level.
Tamás Meszerics is the rapporteur of the file, appointed by the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. The rapporteur represents the European Parliament in the negotiations with the European Council and the European Commission - currently the three EU institutions are engaged in trilogue negotiations on the proposed regulation. Depending on the success of the ongoing trilogue negotiations, the new legislation may be adopted this summer.