Treaty establishing the European Community (consolidated version) - Part Six - General and final provisions - Article 285

Official Journal C 321 E , 29/12/2006 P. 0171 - 0171
Official Journal C 325 , 24/12/2002 P. 0147 - Consolidated version
Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0294 - Consolidated version

Article 285

1. Without prejudice to Article 5 of the Protocol on the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, the Council, acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 251, shall adopt measures for the production of statistics where necessary for the performance of the activities of the Community.

2. The production of Community statistics shall conform to impartiality, reliability, objectivity, scientific independence, cost-effectiveness and statistical confidentiality; it shall not entail excessive burdens on economic operators.