The European Commission’s “Impact Assessment” accompanying the proposed updates of EU regulations for the single market, competitiveness and European statistics mentions the need for European fire safety statistics. Of over 4 500 respondents to the public consultation (January – March) on these themes, only eight commented on European statistics, and five of these noted the “lack of comparable statistics on fire safety across Europe”. However, the Commission’s proposed Regulation (7th June 2018) makes no mention of fire safety statistics, because it does not define thematic areas for European statistics.
European Commission proposal, refs. COM(2018) 441 final and 2018/0231 (COD), 7th June 2018, for a regulation “establishing the Programme for single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, and European statistics and repealing Regulations (EU) No 99/2013, (EU) No 1287/2013, (EU) No 254/2014, (EU) No 258/2014, (EU) No 652/2014 and (EU) No 2017/826” https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52018PC0441&from=EN