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Transposition deficit: 1.2% (last report: 0.2%) – 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%

After excellent results in the last 2 years, Croatia is now almost back at its score of December 2017 (1.3%) with a 500% increase of its last year deficit. In addition, it transposed 10 of the 17 Single Market-related directives (59%) due to have been transposed in the 6 months prior to the cut-off date for calculation (1 June – 30 November 2020). Together with 2 Directives more than 2 years overdue (see below), this shows that Croatia may have some difficulties in monitoring the timely transposition of directives. Transposition is an ongoing process and any let-up may result in the deficit quickly increasing.

Overdue directives: 12 (last report: 2) including 5 on environment. Two directives are more than 2 years overdue: (1) Directive (EU) 2015/1513 amending Directive 98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and (2) Directive 2013/59/EUR on basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation.

Average delay: 10.6 months (last report: 1.9 months) – huge increase by 8.7 months and highest increase within a year.
EU average = 7.4 months

Being the Member State with the shortest delay in transposing directives last year, Croatia has now the 3rd highest delay. It added 2 long overdue directives (due for 2 years or more) to its backlog and 3 out of its 10 other outstanding directives have been due more than 6 months.

Conformity deficit: 1.8% (last report: 1.9%) – slight decrease by 0.1 percentage point but in a group of 5 Member States with the highest conformity 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 18 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed, Croatia 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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