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Transposition deficit: 0.4% (last report: 0.7%) – further decrease by 0.3 percentage point and one of the 5 Member States with the lowest deficit (4th best result) and achieving the 0.5% proposed target.
EU average = 1%; proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%

Italy equalled its best ever result of December 2017 and is one of the 2 Member States (with Portugal) that reduced their deficit since last year. In addition, it transposed 16 of the 17 Single Market-related directives (94%) 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 Italy monitors the timely transposition of directives very well, although it has some difficulties in transposing directives correctly (see below).

Overdue directives: 4 (last report: 7) and none are more than 2 years overdue.

Average delay: 8.5 months (last report: 9 months) – new slight decrease by 0.5 months but now above the EU average delay.
EU average = 7.4 months

Italy has 4 outstanding directives: 3 have been due for between 1 and 2 years and the last one is due for 2.5 months.

Conformity deficit: 1.7% (last report: 1.4%) – increase by 0.3 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. With 17 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed, Italy is above the EU average deficit.

Evolution of transposition deficit


Evolution of conformity deficit

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