On 29 June 2015, the Latvian Presidency Handover meeting in the area of statistics was held in Jūrmala, Latvia. Delegations from Trio Presidencies – Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg – as well as from the Commission (Eurostat) attended the meeting.
During the handover meeting the Latvian Presidency team reported on the progress achieved, and the current state of play of the statistical dossiers, provided an overview of the Presidency-associated events: the conference for data users "Statistics for Knowledge Based Society", and the High-Level Seminar for the National Statistical Institutions of Eastern European, Caucasian and Central Asian countries on quality in statistics and the National Statistical System.
The Trio Presidencies also shared their experience and discussed the practical aspects of holding the Presidency and chairing meetings of the Council Working Party on Statistics.
Mrs Aija Žīgure, President of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, and the Latvian Presidency team wished their Luxembourgish colleagues successful and productive continuation of the work begun by the Trio partners.
Presidency Team, communications