The European Statistical System (ESS) is the partnership between the Community statistical authority, which is the Commission (Eurostat), and the national statistical institutes (NSIs) and other national authorities responsible in each Member State for the development, production and dissemination of European statistics. Its objective is to provide comparable statistics at EU level. Member States collect data and compile statistics for national and EU purposes. The ESS functions as a network in which Eurostat’s role is to lead the way in the harmonization of statistics in close cooperation with the national statistical authorities.
Eurostat's (Statistical Office of the European Union) task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level. By harmonizing statistics from the European statistical system (ESS) to a single methodology, the statistics are made comparable.
The support centre of European Union statistics in Estonia is Statistics Estonia.
Most requested statistics on Europe are provided below. The tables are updated whenever the data in the Eurostat database are updated. The information has been classified according to the classification of the subject areas of statistics in Estonia. Indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy have been published separately. Each table has the link “Additional information on Eurostat web page” which takes you to the corresponding table on Eurostat’s web site, where you can find more detailed information, if necessary, and can also download the tables.