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Welcome to the Netherlands Presidency of the Council Working Party on Statistics

From 1 January to 30 June 2016, the Netherlands holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and in this context Statistics Netherlands will be chairing the meetings of the Council Working Party on Statistics. We look forward to working closely together with our colleagues from the other Member States, especially our Trio-partners Slovakia and Malta, to make progress on the current legislative statistics dossiers.

The Netherlands Presidency programme

The overall priorities of the Netherlands Presidency are set out in the Trio Presidency Programme of the Netherlands - Slovakia - Malta.

We highly appreciate the work done by the previous Trio and the progress achieved by the Italian, Latvian and Luxembourg Presidencies. The Netherlands Presidency will continue to focus on economic governance and quality issues in the area of statistics, and will also align the legal framework to the new institutional context.

The Netherlands Presidency will strive to complete the pending dossiers on

In addition the Presidency will address new legislative proposals, in particular the alignment of statistical multi-annual programme (2018-2020) with the multi-annual financial framework (2014-2020) and the harmonisation of gross national income (GNI).

To achieve the above-mentioned goals, we shall also collaborate closely with the European Parliament and the Commission.

Meetings of the Council Working Party on Statistics

During the Netherlands Presidency, six meetings of the Council Working Party on Statistics have been scheduled on the following dates in 2016:

  • Wednesday, 27 January
  • Wednesday, 24 February
  • Wednesday, 30 March
  • Thursday, 21 April
  • Wednesday, 25 May
  • Tuesday, 21 June

Presidency team and communication

The Netherlands Presidency team consists of

Chair: Dr Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi, Director General Statistics Netherlands
Co-Chair: Daniel von Berg, International Policy Advisor
Assistant: Lieneke Hoeksma, International Policy Advisor

To keep you informed on Presidency issues, a functional e-mail address has been set up: eu2016@cbs.nl. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

We look forward to working successfully with our partners over the next six months.

Meeting calendar

Meetings of the Council Working Party on Statistics

During the Netherlands Presidency, six meetings of the Council Working Party on Statistics have been scheduled on the following dates in 2016:

  • Wednesday, 27 January
  • Wednesday, 24 February
  • Wednesday, 30 March
  • Thursday, 21 April
  • Wednesday, 25 May
  • Tuesday, 21 June
Meeting documents can be found here
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