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Country data: Luxembourg

Transposition (Luxembourg)

Trend since last reporting period: positive; negative; = neutral
Ranking out of 27: 1 to 9; 10 to 18; 19 to 21

Transposition deficit (percentage of all directives not transposed)1.0%0.7%21
Overdue directives107
Long-overdue directives (> 2 years)123
  • Directive 2018/2002/EU - Amendment of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency
Average delay in transposing directives (in months)10.118.32
Conformity deficit (percentage of all directives transposed incorrectly)0.5%1.2%3
Duration of infringement proceedings for late transposition (in months)16.317.98NA

Infringements (Luxembourg)

Trend since last reporting period: positive; negative; = neutral
Ranking out of 27: 1 to 9; 10 to 18; 19 to 27
Ranking out of 21 (compliance with Court rulings): 1 to 7; 8 to 14; 15 to 21

Number of pending infringement proceedings10261
Problematic sectors
  • None
Average duration of infringement proceedings (in months)55.149.022
Average time taken to comply with Court rulings (in months)184.654.320↓↓↓

Internal Market Information System (Luxembourg)


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)

Technical regulations information system (Luxembourg)


SOLVIT (Luxembourg)

Submitted cases: 43 (31 in 2022)
Received cases: 24 (23 in 2022)
Cases not accepted: 41 (23 in 2022)

New 90% benchmark for MS to solve problems through their national SOLVIT centre: 81.8% 
0 cases were kept open for longer than 365 days.

Handling time (as home centre)
Reply in 7 days: 94% (91% in 2022) 
Cases prepared in 30 days: 88% (97% in 2022) 
Solutions accepted within 7 days: 97% (100% in 2022) 
Cases not accepted within 30 days: 98% (96% in 2022) 

Handling time (as lead centre)
Cases accepted within 7 days: 96% (100% in 2022) 
Cases closed within 10 weeks: 82% (96% in 2022)

Staffing level


Payment delays (Luxembourg)

No data available.

Responsive administration and burden of regulation (Luxembourg)

Indicator 2022 EU average
Burden of government regulation (survey replies: 1 = worst, 7 = best) 5.0  3.8 
Digital public services to start and run a business (100% = best performing) 96.7% 83.7%  
Payment delays by public authorities n/a days 17.5 days
Time to resolve insolvency (2020) 2.0 years 2.0 years
Impact of regulation on long-term investment decisions (survey replies) 20.3% n/a  

Access to public procurement (Luxembourg)

Indicator2022EU average
Single bidder23%37%
No calls for bids6%7%
Publication rate (value advertised on Tenders Electronic Daily, in % of GDP)4.5%5.84%
Cooperative procurement (proportion of procedures with more than one buyer)1%7%
Award criteria (proportion of procedures awarded to cheapest bid)70%56%
Decision speed (days)110  87  
SME contractors63%56%
SME bids96%66%
Procedures divided into lots8%30%
Missing calls for bids0%1%
Missing seller registration numbers98%46%
Missing buyer registration numbers92%39%

Note: A typical (mid-ranking) EU country is used for the EU average for all indicators except the publication rate. 

Access to services and services markets (Luxembourg)

Indicator 2021 EU average
Restrictiveness indicator – architect 3.2   2.5  
Restrictiveness indicator – accountant 2.5   1.7  
Restrictiveness indicator – civil engineer 2.8   2.4  
Restrictiveness indicator – lawyer 3.4   3.4  
Restrictiveness indicator – real estate agent 2.1   1.3  
Restrictiveness indicator – patent agent 1.7   2.2  
Restrictiveness indicator – tourist guide 0.0   1.2  
Domestic priority letter prices, letter 20 g  € 0.80 € 0.99
Intra-EU priority letter prices, letter 20 g  € 1.05 € 1.61
Domestic transit times, day+1 performance, priority letters 20 g  99.5% 84.3%

Note: The EU restrictiveness indicator (EURI) measures the level of restrictiveness for the cross-border provision of services and the right of establishment for seven groups of professional services with a high share in the EU firms’ intermediate consumption or cross-border mobility. The level of restrictiveness is measured on a scale from 0 (least restrictive) to 6 (most restrictive). 

Access to finance (Luxembourg)

Indicator 2022 EU average
Access to public financial support (% of SMEs indicating deterioration) 15.7%  20.2% 
Time to get paid by businesses (2022 survey) n/a days 56 days
Venture capital investments (% of GDP) 0.26% 0.08%
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