Transposition deficit: 0.6% (last report: 0.1%) – marked increase by 0.5 percentage point but still well below the 1% target.
EU average = 1%; proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%
Finland’s performance on this criterion is generally good. It transposed 11 of the 17 Single Market-related directives (65%) 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 Finland could monitor the timely transposition of directives even better. Transposition is an ongoing process and any let-up may result in the deficit quickly increasing.
Overdue directives: 6 (last report: 1) including 4 on environment and none more than 2 years overdue.
Average delay: 3.8 months (last report: 2.8 months) – slight increase by 1 month but the Member State with the 3rd shortest delay.
EU average = 7.4 months
Finland has 6 outstanding directive that have been all due for less than 6 months.
Conformity deficit: 1.2% (last report: 1.1%) – new slight increase by 0.1 percentage point and the highest deficit ever for Finland.
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 12 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed, Finland remains below the EU average deficit.