Transposition deficit: 0.5% (last report: 0.5%) – stable result and one of the 5 Member States with the lowest deficit (5th best result) and achieving the 0.5% proposed target.
EU average = 1%; proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%
Estonia's performance on this criterion is generally good. This Member State could monitor the timely transposition of directives even better: it transposed 70% of the Single Market-related directives (12 out of 17) due to have been transposed in the 6 months prior to the cut-off date for calculation (1 June – 30 November 2020). However, the delay in transposing directives is very limited (see below).
Overdue directives: 5 (last report: 5) and none are more than 2 years overdue.
Average delay: 3.6 months (last report: 8.4 months) – further decrease by 4.8 months and now the Member State with the shortest delay in transposing directives.
EU average = 7.4 months
Estonia is the best-performing Member State in this indicator. All its 5 outstanding directives have been due for less than 6 months.
Conformity deficit: 1.4% (last report: 1.4%) – stable result, in line with the EU average 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. Despite its perfect score in December 2016, Estonia has now 14 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed.