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The Letter supporting Andreas Georgiou, October 2017

FENStatS in occasion of the ESD wishes also to underline the importance of the independence of Official Statistics, expressing deep concern over the legal proceedings against Andreas Georgiou, the former president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), and other senior ELSTAT officials.
A letter of concern signed by the Presidents of 23 European Statistical Societies has been sent to the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Alexis Tsipras.

European Statistics Day, Lisbon, Portugal, 20 October 2017

On 20 October 2017, the European Statistics Day is celebrated for the second time. The celebration of the European Statistics Day aims at raising awareness among European citizens as regards the importance and value of official statistics for society. Following up on the 2015 World Statistics Day and 2016 First European Statistics Day, the event will continue to focus on the global theme "The value of official statistics as a public good."