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Transposition (Czechia)

Transposition deficit: 1.5% (last report: 0.8%) – marked increase by 0.7 percentage point and in a group of 11 Member States, whose increasing deficit within the last year made them miss the 1% target.
EU average = 1%; proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%

Czechia managed to stay under the 1% threshold for 2 years. It is now back at its score of December 2016 with an 88% increase of its last year deficit. In addition, Czechia only transposed 8 of the 17 Single Market-related directives (47%) due to have been transposed in the 6 months prior to the cut-off date for calculation (1 June – 30 November 2020). This shows that it may have some difficulties in monitoring the timely transposition of directives, although with a moderate delay (see below). Transposition is an ongoing process and any let-up may result in the deficit quickly increasing.

Overdue directives: 15 (last report: 8) including 4 on environment and none more than 2 years overdue.

Average delay: 6.2 months (last report: 14.3 months) – marked decrease by 8.1 months and the delay is now below the EU average.
EU average = 7.4 months

Czechia managed to transpose 1 long overdue directive (2 years or more). Nine of its 15 outstanding directives have been due for less than 6 months.

Conformity deficit: 2% (last report: 1.7%) – increase by 0.3 percentage point, Czechia’s highest deficit ever and highest deficit among the Member States.
EU average = 1.4% proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%

The launching of new infringement proceedings for incorrect transposition of Single Market directives is starting to slow down. Nevertheless, the number of such ongoing cases is still high. With 20 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed, Czechia is in a group of 8 Member States that show a combination of a high transposition deficit and a high percentage of incorrectly transposed directives.

Evolution of transposition deficit

 

Evolution of conformity deficit

 

Infringements (Czechia)

Single Market-related pending cases:31(5 new cases and 3 cases closed; last report: 29 pending cases) – small increase by 2 cases, but still in line with the EU average number of pending cases.
EU average = 31 cases

The number of Czech pending cases has remained constant over the past 6 years (between 27 and 31 cases).

The last year has seen the launch of 198 new cases (not including those for late transposition), which were still pending on 1 December 2020. With 5 such cases, Czechia is under the EU average of 7 new cases launched within a year. On the other hand, only 3 Czech cases have been resolved since December 2019, which is less than the EU average (5) of such cases.

Problematic sectors: environment (10 cases) and transport (5) = 48% of all pending cases.

Average case duration: 48.2 months for the 31 Single Market-related cases not yet sent to the Court (last report: 44.3 months) – new increase by 3.9 months and the longest average case duration ever for Czechia.
EU average = 37.3 months

Czechia’s average case duration has steadily increased since May 2014 (+102%). One quarter of the Czech pending cases are more than 6 years old (the oldest case, which is in the air transport sector, has been running for 15 years). These are weighing heavily in the calculation of the average duration, despite the launch of 5 new cases (whose average duration is less than 12 months).

Compliance with Court rulings:13.8 months for the 4 Single Market-related cases at this stage of the procedure and closed in the last 5 years (last report: same).
EU average = 31.7 months

No change since the previous period. The 4 Czech cases mentioned above needed between 6 and 30 months for compliance. Czechia is among the 5 Member States that are in line with the 18-month threshold for compliance with Court rulings. It has the 3rd shortest time lag among the 24 Member States that complied with the Court’s judgments within the last 5 years.

Evolution of infringement cases

 

Internal Market Information System (Czechia)

Performance – Czechia performed very well.

  • All indicators improved but 2 are below EEA average.
  • The requests accepted within 1 week increased significantly, Czechia reaching the 3rd best result in EEA.
  • Very high counterparts’ satisfaction with both survey related indicators reaching 99%.
Requests accepted within one week (%)
 
Requests answered by the deadline agreed in IMI (%)
 
Satisfaction with timeliness of replies - as rated by counterparts (%)
 
Satisfaction with efforts made - as rated by counterparts (%)
 
Speed in answering requests (days)
 

EURES (Czechia)

National provider:MPSV (Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs)

Compliance: Not compliant

Performance: the submission of both job vacancies and CVs to the EURES Portal should be ensured.

Your Europe (Czechia)

The EU has set up a single digital gateway providing access to information, to procedures and to assistance and problem-solving services.

The specific regulation setting up the single digital pathway is Regulation 2018/1724 of 2 October 2018. Article 29 of the Regulation establishes establishes a group to coordinate work on the gateway. The gateway coordination group will meet in different configurations, with one devoted to information that meets twice a year. The other two configurations are dedicated to ICT and e-procedures and assistance services.

The information group continues the work of the former Your Europe Editorial Board. This is to ensure that the gateway coordination group’s work does not overlap with that of other expert groups or sub-groups.

2020 – year of transition

In 2020, the Single Digital Gateway Regulation took effect. All member states have made significant efforts to meet the regulation’s requirements related to the Your Europe portal, namely by notifying national websites relating to areas covered in Annex I of the regulation. During 2021, these websites are gradually being made available from Your Europe.

Because 2020 was a year of transition, no evaluation of different countries has been made in this year’s edition of the Single Market Scoreboard. During 2021, the Commission and national coordinators will identify relevant indicators for use in future scoreboards.

SOLVIT (Czechia)

  • Caseloadmedium
    Submitted cases – 60 (83 in 2019)
    Received cases – 17 (26 in 2019)
  • Cases not accepted – 61 (70 in 2019)

  • Resolution rate – 82%(92% in 2019)
  • Handling time (home centre)
    Reply in 7 days: 87% (95% in 2019) – good
    Cases prepared in 30 days: 92% (64% in 2019) – good
    Solutions accepted within 7 days: 80% (91% in 2019) – good
  • Cases not accepted within 30 days: 56% (56% in 2019) - poor

  • Handling time (lead centre)
    Cases accepted within 7 days: 76% (60% in 2019) good
    Cases closed in 10 weeks: 75% (56% in 2019) – good
  • Staffing
    sufficient

Postal services (Czechia)

For easier analysis EU countries are divided into three groups:

  • western – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden
  • southern – Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain
  • eastern – Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.

Transit time performance D+1: D+1 stable transit time performance during the period under review; 92.76% in 2019

Some countries’ reference figures for the previous period may differ slightly from those in the last Scoreboard. This is because these countries updated their data after publication.

Trade in goods and services (Czechia)

Czechia trade integration in the single market for goods is well above the EU average, while its trade integration in services is only slightly above the EU average. In 2019, however, trade integration in goods decreased, while trade integration in services increased.

  GoodsServices
Intra-EU trade integration% GDP 201945.57.8
 Change 2018 – 2019-4.93.4
Intra-EU imports% GDP 201939.17.5
 Change 2018 – 2019-5.92.8

Foreign Direct Investment (Czechia)

In 2019, Czechia’s FDI into other EU countries and other EU countries' FDI into Czechia decreased. The FDI stock value, however, increased.

 Intra-EUFDI flowsIntra-EUFDI stocks
 inwardoutwardinwardoutward
Year-on-year  change 2018 - 19-0.34-0.280.060.11

Czechia’s FDI into non-EU countries decreased, while investments of non-EU countries into Czechia increased. The value of foreign FDI stock increased as well, while valuation of Czechia's investment abroad remained unchanged.

 Extra-EUFDI flowsExtra-EUFDI stocks
 inwardoutwardinwardoutward
Year-on-year change 2018 - 190.64-0.760.060.00
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