Visiting Eurostat team informs of stricter data monitoring

Eurostat officials completed a two-day visit to Greece yesterday, staged under the radar, as a preliminary step to inform of the Brusssels authority’s plan to carry out stricter monitoring of energy market data, a key aspect in the European Commission’s accumulation of energy-sector statistics and shaping of policies.

On this visit, the Brussels team updated Greek government officials and authorities on issues such as Eurostat data-collecting methods, recent revisions made, issues that could arise as a result of these changes and the legal framework surrounding energy market statistics.

Requirements linked to the EU “winter package” of energy sector measures were discussed. New demands required by Eurostat were also highlighted during the two-day visit.

Both sides also took the opportunity to exchange ideas that could improve the collaboration and discussed initiatives that may be needed for improvements should any gaps or shortcomings be detected.