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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

 
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