Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU Working Party on Statistics

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Second meeting of the Working Party on Statistics within the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU

27/9/2021

The second meeting of the Working Party on Statistics within the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU took place on 23 September 2021 in the form of a videoconference. At the meeting, two issues were discussed: a proposal to amend the IFS EU regulation on integrated farm statistics and a proposal for the SAIO regulation.
The Commission presented for the first time the proposal to amend the IFS EU regulation on integrated farm statistics, which was followed by the exchange of Member States’ views regarding the Commission proposal. Further on, the proposal for the SAIO regulation was discussed: the focus was on Article 5 (regular data requirements) and on the structure of the Annex of the proposal for the SAIO regulation. The starting point for discussing Article 5 and the structure of the Annex of the proposal for the SAIO regulation was an informal document prepared by the Presidency based on bilateral technical discussions with Member States before the meeting. The discussion of the proposal was very constructive. The Presidency took note of the opinions of Member States and the Commission, and will strive to continue the activities related to the proposal in the best possible way. The proposal for the SAIO regulation will continue to be discussed at the next meeting of the Working Party on Statistics.
The next meeting of the Working Party on Statistics is scheduled for 6 October 2021.




1st CWPS meeting under Slovenian Presidency

19/7/2021

The first meeting of the CWPS under Slovenian Presidency was held on 16 July via a videoconference. After the Presidency shared its priorities, work plans and objectives for the next six months, the examination of the SAIO proposal was the main item on the agenda. For this meeting the Presidency prepared an informal document, based on bilateral technical discussions carried out before the meeting with Member States, to guide the examination and discussion of Article 6 and related elements (Articles 5, 2, 11 and possibly newly proposed article on feasibility and pilot studies). The examination and discussion of the proposal was very constructive and the Presidency took note of the comments shared by the Member States and the Commission and will decide on the best way forward regarding the proposal. The examination and discussion of the SAIO proposal is expected to continue in the next CWPS meeting.

The next CWPS meeting is scheduled for 23 September.




Slovenia in the EU

7/7/2021

On 1 July 2021, Slovenia took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU. In the next six months, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia will preside over the Council Working Party on Statistics. On this occasion, Eurostat prepared an interesting infographic with a few highlights about Slovenia.




Slovenian Presidency of the Council - Working Party on Statistics

1/7/2021

On 1 July 2021, Slovenia took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union. During this period, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SURS) will preside over the Council Working Party on Statistics (CWPS). The predominant objective is to direct the legislative work in the field of statistics and to formulate the joint positions of the Council of the European Union in view of the discussions to be held with the co-legislators, namely the European Parliament and the European Commission.



The Slovenian Presidency in the field of statistics will build on the work of its predecessors and strive to achieve the long-term objectives set up within the 18-month programme and priorities of the Trio Presidency comprising Germany, Portugal and Slovenia. Based on the Trio Presidency programme, Slovenia prepared its own, more detailed 6-month programme. In the field of statistics, this programme is focused on encouraging the activities aiming at further strengthening the agility of the European Statistical System to respond  adequately to user's needs.


The recent events on the one hand highlighted the importance and necessity of relevant and timely statistical data, while on the other hand they caused the public demands for ongoing provision of new data and indicators. In view of this, the Slovenian presidency will focus on the increased demand for faster response to user needs, strengthening of the existing and creation of new partnerships with data providers, with the objective to facilitate efficient use of new data sources for the production of official statistics. 


During the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Slovenian Statistical Office will organise, together with Eurostat (the statistical office of the EU) a high-level event. The event will provide an opportunity for the discussion on the issue of timeliness of the statistical data, viewed as the response to user needs, as well as on the role of access to (new) data sources. The high-level event is to be held on 18 and 19 November 2021.