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

Hungary has doubled its previous deficit and is now close to go off the rails. In addition, Hungary 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 Hungary 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: 10 (last report: 5) 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: 9.4 months (last report: 21.7 months) – sharp decrease by 12.4 months (4th highest decrease within a year).   
EU average = 7.4 months

On the one hand, Hungary managed to transpose 1 of its 2 long overdue directives (due for 2 years or more); on the other hand, it doubled its number of outstanding directives, of which most (6/10) have been due for less than 6 months.

Conformity deficit: 1.6% (last report: 1.5%) – slight increase by 0.1 percentage point and Hungary’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 16 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed, Hungary is above the EU average deficit.

Evolution of transposition deficit


Evolution of conformity deficit

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