EU-høring om statistikk for virksomheter og foretak

EU-høring om statistikk for virksomheter og foretak

Framework regulation integrating business statistics (FRIBS)

Åpen konsultasjon igangsatt av Kommisjonen 15.07.2014

Nærmere omtale

BAKGRUNN (fra Kommisjonens konsultasjonsnettside, engelsk utgave)

Objective of the consultation
In line with the objectives and provisions of the European Statistical Programme (ESP) 2013-2017 and of the Communication from the Commission “on the production method of EU statistics: a vision for the next decade“, the so-called Vision Paper - Eurostat is currently developing a cross-cutting legal framework for the systematic collection, compilation, transmission and dissemination of statistics related to the structure, economic activity, competitiveness, global transactions and performance of the European business sector.

The main policy objectives for this new framework are:

1) to streamline and rationalize the reference framework for European business statistics, reducing unnecessary statistical burden on respondents, and

2) to define a new architecture for European business statistics instrumental to the compilation of quality and purpose-relevant European business statistics.

In this context, a project for establishing a Framework Regulation Integrating Business Statistics (FRIBS) is currently under discussion.

As a preparatory step, a study is being executed to analyse the effects that the changes are expected to have. Indeed, it needs to be ensured that the changes that are considered are in line with users’ needs and to a maximum extent will help to resolve problems currently encountered by users of business statistics, all the while improving the regulatory environment for data suppliers.

The objective of this consultation is first to collect the views of businesses on issues regarding the supply of data for compiling business statistics. Additionally, we are seeking inputs from the users of business statistics on how better to match the statistics produced with user needs.