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Transposition deficit: 1.8% (last report: 0.8%) – huge increase by 1 percentage point, and in a group of 6 Members States that more than doubled their deficit within the year and consequently missed the 1% target.
EU average = 1%; proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%

After years of constant effort to drop below the 1% threshold and stay there, Poland is back above this threshold with the second highest deficit. In addition, it 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 Poland may have some difficulties in monitoring the timely transposition of directives. Transposition is an ongoing process and any let-up may result in the deficit quickly increasing.

Overdue directives: 18 (last report: 8) 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: 8.3 months (last report: 13.9 months) – decrease by 5.6 months.
EU average = 7.4 months

Poland managed to transpose 1 of its 2 long overdue directives (due for 2 years or more). Almost half of its outstanding directives (8/18) have been due for less than 6 months.

Conformity deficit: 1.6% (last report: 1.8%) – decrease by 0.2 percentage point but still among the Member States with the highest deficit.
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, Poland is in a group of 8 Member States that show a combination of a high transposition deficit and a high percentage of incorrectly transposed directives.

Evolution of transposition deficit

 

Evolution of conformity deficit

 
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