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Transposition deficit: 1% (last report: 0.8%) – new slight increase, by 0.2 percentage point, but still in line with the 1% target. 
EU average = 1%; proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%

Greece’s performance on this criterion is generally good but sometimes close to go off the rails. In addition, Greece 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 it may have some difficulties in monitoring the timely transposition of the directives, although with a moderate delay (see below). Transposition is an ongoing process and any let-up may result in the deficit quickly increasing.

Overdue directives: 10 (last report: 8) including 4 on environment and none more than 2 years overdue.

Average delay: 4.7 months (last report: 11.1 months) – marked decrease by 6.4 months and the delay is now below the EU average.
EU average = 7.4 months

After a spike in delay duration last year, Greece is now back in the group of Member States with low delay in transposing directives. Most of its outstanding directives (8/10) have been due for less than 6 months.

Conformity deficit: 1.1% (last report: 1%) – slight increase by 0.1 percentage point.
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 good score of December 2017 (0.2%), Greece has now 11 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed. It remains however under the EU average deficit.

Evolution of transposition deficit


Evolution of conformity deficit

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