Transposition deficit: 0.3% (last report: 0.3%) – stable result and one of the 5 Member States with the lowest deficit (2nd best result) and achieving the 0.5% proposed target.
EU average = 1%; proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%
Since its best ever result of December 2017 (0.2%), France managed to stay under the 1% threshold. In addition, it transposed 14 of the 17 Single Market-related directives (82%) 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 France monitors the timely transposition of the directives quite well, although it has some difficulties in transposing directives correctly (see below).
Overdue directives: 3 (last report: 3) and none are more than 2 years overdue.
Average delay: 4 months (last report: 16.7 months) – huge decrease by 12.7 months and the 3rd highest decrease within a year.
EU average = 7.4 months
After a spike in delay duration last year, France is back among the top 5 Member States with the shortest delays in transposing directives. It managed to transpose 1 long overdue directive (due for 2 years or more) and its 3 outstanding directives have been due for less than 6 months.
Conformity deficit: 1.7% (last report: 1.4%) – increase by 0.3 percentage point and France’s highest deficit ever.
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 17 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed, France is above the EU average deficit.