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April 15, 2015, 15:50

An increase in the transposition deficit of the EFTA states

Iceland is doing slightly better at transposing EEA legislation.

The average transposition deficit of the three EEA EFTA States is now 2.0%, compared to 1.9% in the previous scoreboard.  Of all the 28 EU Member States and the three EEA EFTA States, Iceland has the highest transposition deficit at 2.8% compared to 3.1% in the last Scoreboard.  This means 31 directives have not been fully transposed into Icelandic law within the foreseen deadlines.  Norway’s deficit increased since the last Scoreboard from 1.9% to 2.0%.  In comparison, the average deficit of the EU Member States is 0.5%. Slovenia, with a 1.4% deficit, is the only EU Member State with a deficit above the target of 1%.

Since 1997, the European Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority have issued the Internal Market Scoreboard to monitor how well the EU States and the EEA EFTA States comply with their obligations to ensure timely transposition of Internal Market directives.  The Internal Market Scoreboard is published twice a year.

The latest ESA scoreboard can be found here.