The Chair of the Working Party on Statistics Sergey Tsvetarsky suggested discussing again the compromise text on the Proposal for a Regulation on the harmonisation of gross national income at market prices (GNI Regulation) that was reached during the trilogue of 10 April. Several alternatives for possible amendments were presented with the aim of finding a proposal acceptable to all parties. In particular, the texts prepared by Ireland and Spain and the possible risks of not adopting the regulation were discussed.
The Presidency informed the delegations about the main results of the last technical meetings of 25 May and 6 June and the trilogue of 31 May on the Integrated European Social Statistics file (IESS). Mr. Tsvetarsky presented the Presidency’s plans for the next technical meetings and political trilogues until the end of June 2018.
The Director General of Statistics Austria outlined the main issues, which will be discussed during the upcoming Austrian Presidency.
At the end of the meeting, Mr. Sergey Tsvetarsky thanked all the Member States’ delegations, the General Secretariat of the Council and the Commission for their constructive spirit, good faith and support during the Bulgarian Presidency.