Romania, Finland and Croatia constitute the Presidency Trio for the eighteen months from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2020.
Romania is holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the field of statistics in the first half of 2019. During the Romanian Presidency period, the Statistics Romania will have the honor of chairing the meetings of the Council Working Party on Statistics (CWPS), taking over the statistical legislative dossiers from Statistics Austria.
The main goals of the Romanian Presidency are set out in the Presidency Trio Programme of Romania, Finland and Croatia. Taking into account the continuity of legislative procedure, the Presidencies will build on the results achieved by previous partners and will make every possible effort to advance with pending legislative dossiers.
31 January, CWPS Meeting / agenda;
21 February, CWPS Meeting / agenda;
28 March, CWPS Meeting / agenda;
8 – 9 April, Population Census Conference: Round 2020 and post 2020 – From Traditions to Modernism” (Mureș) / agenda;
24 April, CWPS Meeting / agenda;
23 May, CWPS Meeting / agenda;
5 June, National Conference of statistical data users (Bucharest) / agenda;
13 June, CWPS Meeting / agenda
Presidency and Trio Programme
Romania, Finland and Croatia constitute the Presidency Trio for the eighteen months from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2020. Romania will hold the Presidency in the first half of 2019, Finland in the second half of 2019 and Croatia in the first half of 2020.
In the field of European statistics, the three Presidencies will focus on provision of high quality and relevant European statistics produced in accordance with Regulation (EC) 223/2009 on European statistics and guided by the European Statistics Code of Practice. Moreover, the Trio will continue to take into account emerging challenges such as new data sources/ big data; new metrics, new ways of communication.
The Romanian Presidency will foster actions for the modernization of the European Statistical System underpinning the sustainable and equitable development of all Member States through an increased level of convergence, cohesion, innovation, digitization, and connectivity. In particular, in the context of the drive towards digitization, the Romanian Presidency emphasises the issues of innovative tools to be used in statistics and the importance of the world’s largest statistical survey. Both lines are taken care by organizing two conferences, one in April 2019 on the population census: from tradition to modernity and the other in May 2019 on the use of R in official statistics.
1. Statistics on migration and international protection
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on migration and international protection, COM (2018) 307
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European business statistics amending Regulation (EC) No 184/2005 and repealing 10 legal acts in the field of business statistics, COM (2017) 114
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common framework for European statistics relating to persons and households, based on data at individual level collected from samples, COM (2016) 551
4. ESP (within the framework of the Single Market Programme)
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Programme for single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, and European statistics and repealing Regulations (EU) No 99/2013, (EU) No 1287/2013, (EU) No 254/2014, (EU) No 258/2014, (EU) No 652/2014 and (EU) 2017/826, COM (2018) 441
The Council Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth (COMPCRO) will lead the discussions on this file.
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of gross national income at market prices (GNI Regulation) repealing Council Directive 89/130/EEC, Euratom and Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1287/2003, COM (2017) 329
Presidency team of INS Romania
The Romanian Presidency team will consist of:
– Mr. Tudorel ANDREI (President), Chair
– Mrs. Daniela ȘTEFANESCU (Director of International Cooperation), Co-chair
– Mrs. Virginia BALEA (deputy director of the structural business statistics), FRIBS file responsible
– Mrs. Laura ICHIM (head of the office of population and external migration statistics), migration file responsible
– Mrs. Simona TOMA (expert), IESS responsible
– Mrs. Gabriela POPA (director of public policies unit), SMP file responsible
– Mr. Ilie DUMITRESCU (INS President’s adviser), member of the Presidency team
– Mrs. Andreea MIRICĂ (INS President’s adviser), member of the Presidency team
– Mrs. Petronela DINA-TANASE (expert), member of the Presidency team
– Mr. Lucian HÎRSU (expert), member of the Presidency team
– Mrs. Iulia POP (expert), member of the Presidency team
– Mrs. Simona BRATU (expert), member of the Presidency team
Previous EU Presidencies
Forthcoming EU Presidencies
Finland (second semester 2019)
Croatia (first semester 2020)