Three of its particularly significant roles are:
Eurostat's website offers free access to download nearly all of its data and electronic publications grouped into the following themes:
The paper versions of some publications are still priced and can be ordered via the EU bookshop
It was alleged that, at least during the 1990s, Eurostat used a double accounting system to transfer large amounts of money to secret bank accounts not monitored by auditors and that the value of some contracts was inflated. Allegedly there was evidence of cronyisms and financial irregularities, though no evidence of personal enrichment was found. Between four and five million euros was thought to have been "siphoned off", mostly between 1996 and 2001. Some of the money was recovered.
Awaiting Eurostat verdict, countries debate viability of government ABS: Italy and Greece make preemptive decisions about future deals.(asset-backed securities)(Brief Article)
May 06, 2002; As the international market continues to await feedback from the European Union's statistics agency, Eurostat, regarding...
Speculation is rife that Solbes' days are numbered ; As Romano Prodi prepares to deliver the initial findings of the Eurostat inquiry, some observers believe he will sacrifice his Commissioner for Economic Affairs, writes Denis Staunton
Sep 22, 2003; The European Commission travels to Strasbourg this week for a European Parliament hearing that could trigger the Commission's...