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Transposition (Slovenia)

Transposition deficit: 1.6% (last report: 0.6%) – huge increase by 1 percentage point, and in a group of 6 Members States that more than doubled their deficit within the year and consequently missed the 1% target.
EU average = 1%; proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%

After years of constant effort to drop below the 1% threshold and stay there, Slovenia is now back above this threshold. In addition, it only transposed 9 of the 17 Single Market-related directives (53%) 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 Slovenia may have some difficulties in monitoring the timely transposition of directives. Transposition is an ongoing process and any let-up may result in the deficit quickly increasing.

Overdue directives: 16 (last report: 6) including 5 on environment. One directive is more than 2 years overdue: Directive 2013/59/EUR on basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation.

Average delay: 8.9 months (last report: 7.4 months) – slight increase by 1.5 months and in a group of 8 Member States that increased their delay in transposing directives within the year.
EU average = 7.4 months

Slovenia added 1 long overdue directive (due for 2 years or more) to its backlog and 7 directives are being due by more than 6 months. Nevertheless, their duration is offset by the shorter duration of the 8 other outstanding directives (less than 6 months).

Conformity deficit: 1.2% (last report: 0.9%) – increase by 0.3 percentage point and the highest deficit ever for Slovenia.
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. This is not the case for Slovenia as it maintained its previous score. With 12 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed, Slovenia 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. It remains however under the EU average deficit.

Evolution of transposition deficit


Evolution of conformity deficit


Infringements (Slovenia)

Single Market-related pending cases: 28 (11 new cases, including 6 on transport and 3 in the environment sector, and 2 cases closed; last report: 19 pending cases) – marked increase by 9 cases, the 3rd highest increase in cases and the 2nd highest percentage increase (+47%) within a year.   
EU average = 31 cases

Slovenia has almost doubled its number of cases since December 2016 (from 15 to 28). It is no longer in the group of 10 Member States with the lowest number of infringement cases but it is still below the EU average of pending cases.

The last year has seen the launch of 198 new cases (not including those for late transposition), which were still pending on 1 December 2020. With 11 such cases, Slovenia is well above the EU average of 7 new cases launched within a year. In addition, only 2 Slovenian cases have been resolved since December 2019, which is less than the EU average (5) of such cases.

Problematic sectors: environment (12 cases), including 4 on waste management; transport (8), in particular air transport and sustainable & intelligent transport (3 cases each) = 71% of all pending cases.

Average case duration: 29 months for the 25 Single Market-related cases not yet sent to the Court (last report: 31.5 months) – slight decrease by 2.5 months and duration of cases well under the EU average. 
EU average = 37.3 months

Slovenia is in a group of 8 Member States whose case duration decreased within a year. Slovenia’s cases are balanced between long and short durations, with 4 old outstanding cases on air transport and environment running for between 6 and 10 years and 11 new cases whose duration is less than 12 months.

Compliance with Court rulings: 76.3 months for the only Single Market-related case at this stage of the procedure and closed in the last 5 years (last report: 46.7 months).
EU average = 31.7 months

Slovenia is in a group of 3 Member States whose average compliance increased the most within the last year (+29.6 months). This is because 1 case with moderate compliance (17.2 months) now being more than 5 years old is no longer being part of the calculation. The remaining case, on air pollution, had been ongoing for more than 6 years. With the high compliance duration of its single case, Slovenia is now the Member State with the longest time lag among the 24 Member States that complied with the Court rulings within the last 5 years.

Evolution of infringement cases


Internal Market Information System (Slovenia)

Performance – Slovenia performed moderately well.

  • Slovenia’s performance was below the EEA average for 3 of the 5 indicators.
  • 3 indicators improved, the ones relating to counterparts’ satisfaction showing the most significant increase.
  • Further efforts should be made to accept requests within 1 week.
Requests accepted within one week (%)
Requests answered by the deadline agreed in IMI (%)
Satisfaction with timeliness of replies - as rated by counterparts (%)
Satisfaction with efforts made - as rated by counterparts (%)
Speed in answering requests (days)

EURES (Slovenia)

National provider: Employment Service of Slovenia

Compliance: Fully compliant

Performance: The submission of both job vacancies and CVs to the EURES Portal is ensured.

Your Europe (Slovenia)

The EU has set up a single digital gateway providing access to information, to procedures and to assistance and problem-solving services.

The specific regulation setting up the single digital pathway is Regulation 2018/1724 of 2 October 2018. Article 29 of the Regulation establishes establishes a group to coordinate work on the gateway. The gateway coordination group will meet in different configurations, with one devoted to information that meets twice a year. The other two configurations are dedicated to ICT and e-procedures and assistance services.

The information group continues the work of the former Your Europe Editorial Board. This is to ensure that the gateway coordination group’s work does not overlap with that of other expert groups or sub-groups.

2020 – year of transition

In 2020, the Single Digital Gateway Regulation took effect. All member states have made significant efforts to meet the regulation’s requirements related to the Your Europe portal, namely by notifying national websites relating to areas covered in Annex I of the regulation. During 2021, these websites are gradually being made available from Your Europe.

Because 2020 was a year of transition, no evaluation of different countries has been made in this year’s edition of the Single Market Scoreboard. During 2021, the Commission and national coordinators from the member states will identify relevant indicators for use in future scoreboards.

SOLVIT (Slovenia)

  • Caseloadsmall
    Submitted cases – 42 (21 in 2019)
    Received cases – 11 (9 in 2019)
  • Cases not accepted – 16 (16 in 2019)

  • Resolution rate – 90% (100% in 2019)
  • Handling time (home centre)
    Reply in 7 days: 100% (58% in 2019) – good
    Cases prepared in 30 days: 95% (90% in 2019) – good
    Solutions accepted within 7 days: 87% (89% in 2019 ) – good
  • Cases not accepted within 30 days:  75% (69% in 2019) - good

  • Handling time (lead centre)
    Cases accepted within 7 days:  80% (75% in 2019) good
    Cases closed in 10 weeks: 90% (87% in 2019) – good
  • Staffing
    needs improvement

Technical Regulations Information System (Slovenia)

Public procurement (Slovenia)

Overall, Slovenia’s performance in 2020 was unsatisfactory. For further information and the methodology applied, please see the section on Public procurement performance.

Postal services (Slovenia)

For easier analysis EU countries are divided into 3 groups:

  • western – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden.
  • southern – Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain
  • eastern – Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.

Transit time performance D+1: good throughout the period under review. In 2019 it was 96.3%.

Some countries’ reference figures for the previous period may differ slightly from those in the last Scoreboard. This is because these countries updated their data after publication.

Trade in goods and services (Slovenia)

Slovenia has a high level of trade integration in the single market for goods. Slovenia’s trade integration for services is also above the EU average. In 2019, both indicators decreased slighlty.

    Goods Services
Intra-EU trade integration % GDP 2019 50.9 11.7
  Change 2018 – 2019 -2.0 -0.1
Intra-EU imports % GDP 2019 50.2 9.3
  Change 2018 – 2019 -2.3 -1

Foreign Direct Investment (Slovenia)

In 2019, Slovenia's FDI into other EU countries increased by almost half, the value of FDI of other EU countries into Slovenia declined. Both inward and outward FDI stocks increased, the latter by 12%.

  Intra-EU FDI flows Intra-EU FDI stocks
  inward outward inward outward
Year-on-year change 2018 – 19 -0.17 0.45 0.03 0.12

Likewise Slovenia's FDI into non-EU countries increased by 50%, same increase concerned non-EU countries investments into Slovenia. The inward FDI stock rose by 14%, while outward stock by 6%.

  Extra-EU FDI flows Extra-EU FDI stocks
  inward outward inward outward
Year-on-year change 2018 – 19 0.47 0.50 0.14 0.06
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