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Our mission is to provide and disseminate statistical information which has to be objective, independent and of high quality. Our federal statistics are available to everybody: politicians, authorities, businesses and citizens.

Traditionally, the President of the Federal Statistical Office has also been Federal Returning Officer. He prepares the elections to the German Bundestag and to the European Parliament and, subsequently, states the election results.

One of the political goals in Germany is to permanently keep administrative costs at a low level. As a neutral service provider for the Federal Government, we measure the administrative costs incurred by enterprises, authorities and citizens through legal provisions.

In international cooperation, we are actively involved in enhancing statistics at the European and international levels.

For a long time already, we have cooperated with Deutsche Bundesbank. A Memorandum of Understanding has put this cooperation on a solid basis.

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