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Transposition deficit: 0.8% (last report: 0.3%) –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%

Since its disappointing result of December 2016 (1.7%), Latvia managed to stay under the 1% threshold. It transposed 12 of the 17 Single Market-related directives (70%) 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 Latvia 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: 8 (last report: 3) including 3 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: 8.8 months (last report: 7.4 months) – slight increase by 1.4 months and now above the EU average delay.
EU average = 7.4 months

Latvia added one long overdue directive (due for 2 years or more) to its backlog but most of its other outstanding directives (5/7) have been due for less than 6 months.

Conformity deficit: 1% (last report: 0.8%) – increase by 0.2 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 almost perfect score of December 2016 (0.1%), Latvia has now 10 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed. It is however well below the EU average.

Evolution of transposition deficit


Evolution of conformity deficit

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