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Transposition deficit: 0.6% (last report: 0.6%) – stable result and one of the 7 Member States that managed not to increase their deficit within the year.
EU average = 1%; proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%

Germany stayed under the 1% threshold, very close to the 0.5% proposed target. In addition, it transposed 14 of the 17 Single Market-related directives (82%) 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 Germany monitors the timely transposition of directives quite well, although it has some difficulties in transposing directives correctly (see below).

Overdue directives: 6 (last report: 6) and none are more than 2 years overdue.

Average delay: 5.6 months (last report: 13.8 months) – marked decrease by 8.2 months and the delay is now below the EU average.
EU average = 7.4 months

Germany managed to transpose 1 long overdue directive (2 years or more). Half of its 6 outstanding directives have been due for less than 6 months.

Conformity deficit: 1.8% (last report: 1.6%) – increase by 0.2 percentage point and Germany’s highest deficit ever.
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, Germany is in a group of 5 Member States with the highest conformity deficit.

Evolution of transposition deficit


Evolution of conformity deficit

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