Transposition and Infringements (Iceland)
It is to be noted that the Single Market acquis applicable in EEA EFTA States does not coincide exactly with that applicable in EU Member States. This situation arises from the time lag between the adoption or abrogation of legal acts by the EU and their incorporation into or deletion from the EEA Agreement.
Any comparison of the results from the two different Scoreboards (this one and the EEA EFTA Scoreboard) has to take this difference into account. For more information on Iceland’s performance, please see the EFTA Surveillance Authority’s Internal Market Scoreboard.
Internal Market Information System (Iceland)
Performance – Iceland performed very well.
- Iceland significantly improved the answering time, reaching the best result in the EEA.
- Significant efforts were made to improve the time taken to accept requests, but the indicator remained below the EEA average.
- Similar to previous year, counterparts responding to both surveys expressed 100% satisfaction.
National provider: Vinnumálastofnun (Directorate of Labour)
Compliance: Not compliant
Performance: data on JVs and CVs should be transferred to the EURES portal.
Your Europe (Iceland)
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 will identify relevant indicators for use in future scoreboards.
- Caseload – very small
Submitted cases – 4 (no cases in 2019)
Received cases – 3 (1 in 2019)
Cases not accepted – 5 (2 in 2019)
- Resolution rate – 100% (100% in 2019)
- Handling time (home centre)
Reply in 7 days: 50% (no cases in 2019) – very poor
Cases prepared in 30 days: 100% (no cases in 2019) - good
Solutions accepted within 7 days: 50% (no cases in 2019) – very poor
Cases not accepted within 30 days: 20% (0% in 2019) - very poor
- Handling time (lead centre)
Cases accepted within 7 days: 100% (0% in 2019) – good
Cases closed in 10 weeks: 100% (0% in 2019) – good
urgent requiring action
Technical Regulations Information System (Iceland)
Public procurement (Iceland)
Overall, Iceland’s performance in 2020 was satisfactory. For further information and the methodology applied, please see the section on Public procurement performance.