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Transposition deficit: 0.3% (last report: 0.2%) – slight increase by 0.1 percentage point but 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%

Denmark constantly performs well on this criterion. It is one of the 2 Member States (with Malta) that always achieved the 1% target over the past decade and beyond. In addition, it transposed 16 of the 17 Single Market-related directives (94%) 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 Denmark monitors the timely transposition of directives very well.

Overdue directives: 3 (last report: 2) and none are more than 2 years overdue.

Average delay: 7.9 months (last report: 32.2 months) – huge decrease by 24.3 months (the highest decrease within a year) and the delay is now close to the EU average.
EU average = 7.4 months

Denmark managed to transpose the long overdue directive (2 years or more) that significantly contributed to its very high 2019 average delay.

Conformity deficit: 1% (last report: 1.2%) – decrease by 0.2 percentage point and in the top 5 Member States with the lowest 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 10 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed, Denmark’s deficit is however well below the EU average.

Evolution of transposition deficit


Evolution of conformity deficit

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