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Transposition deficit: 1% (last report: 0.6%) – further increase, by 0.4 percentage point, but still in line with the 1% target. 
EU average = 1%; proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%

After reaching its best ever result in December 2018 (0.3%), the Netherlands goes in the wrong direction and is close to exceed the 1% threshold. It transposed 13 of the 17 Single Market-related directives (76%) due to have been transposed in the 6 months prior to the cut-off date for calculation (1 June – 30 November 2020). This result is satisfactory but shows that the Netherlands could monitor the timely transposition of directives even better.

Overdue directives: 10 (last report: 6). Two directives are more than 2 years overdue: (1) Directive 2014/45/EU on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers and (2) Directive 2013/59/EUR on basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation.

Average delay: 12.8 months (last report: 12 months) – new slight increase by 0.8 months and in a group of 8 Member States that increased their delay in transposing directives within the year.
EU average = 7.4 months

The Netherlands has 2 long overdue directives (due for 2 years of more) and 1 directive that has been due for over a year. Their duration is offset by the shortest duration of its 7 other outstanding directives.

Conformity deficit: 1.7% (last report: 1.4%) – increase by 0.3 percentage point and the highest deficit ever for the Netherlands.
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, the Netherlands is above the EU average deficit.

Evolution of transposition deficit


Evolution of conformity deficit

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