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Transposition deficit: 1.6% (last report: 0.6%) – huge increase by 1 percentage point, and in a group of 6 Members States that more than doubled their deficit within the year and consequently missed the 1% target.
EU average = 1%; proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%

Bulgaria managed to stay under the 1% threshold for 2 years. It is now almost back at its higher score of December 2016 (1.7%) with a 167% increase of its last year deficit. In addition, Bulgaria only transposed 8 of the 17 Single Market-related directives (47%) due to have been transposed in the 6 months prior 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 the directives. Transposition is an ongoing process and any let-up may result in the deficit quickly increasing.

Overdue directives: 16 (last report: 6) including 5 on environment and none more than 2 years overdue.

Average delay: 6.9 months (last report: 4.6 months) – increase by 2.3 months and in a group of 8 Member States that increased their delay in transposing directives within the year.   
EU average = 7.4 months

Bulgaria is no longer the best-performing Member State on this indicator, but its average delay has still stayed under the EU average. Among its 16 outstanding directives, 2 have been due for between 1 and 2 years and 5 for more than 6 months.

Conformity deficit:1.9% (last report: 1.6%) – increase by 0.3 percentage point and Bulgaria’s highest deficit.
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 19 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed, Bulgaria 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

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