Negotiations in Chapter 18 – Statistics were officially opened At the Intergovernmental Conference on Accession of Montenegro to the European Union, held on 16 December 2014.
The statistics both at local and international level provide the necessary answers to questions from all areas of human life and activity, or the direction of movement of one society and state. Therefore, the quality of the basis on which the official policy of a state is based depends on the quality and availability of statistical data.
Bearing in mind the fact that statistics investigate the variability of mass phenomena and based on their analysis, there is an accurate causality and reliable databases on the basis of which the image of a society and the state is being built, that is, it detects any eventual disorder or progress, the European Union strives for stable and objective statistical systems that provide conditions for making quality decisions. On the other hand, statistics provide a source of reliable data on the basis of which professional assessments and forecasts can be made that are necessary for the quality and organized functioning of any democratic society. Therefore, the availability of accurate and relevant data is essential for obtaining reliable results, ie forecasting the future development directions of the analyzed subject. In this sense, statistics are equally important for decision-makers, both for the citizens, for the public and for the media, in order to better assess the situation in society and the state.