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Transposition deficit: 1.4% (last report: 0.2%) – huge increase by 1.2 percentage points (the second highest increase within the year), 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%

Slovakia is back to its deficit of May 2006, after 14 years without ever exceeding the 1% threshold. 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 Slovakia may have now 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: 14 (last report: 2) including 4 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: 7.5 months (last report: 8.8 months) – slight decrease by 1.3 months and still in line with the EU average delay.
EU average = 7.4 months

Slovakia added 1 long overdue directive (due for 2 years or more) to its backlog and 5 directives are being due by more than 6 months. Nevertheless, their duration is offset by the shorter duration of the 8 other outstanding directives (less than 6 months).

Conformity deficit: 1.1% (last report: 0.9%) – increase by 0.2 percentage point and the highest deficit ever for Slovakia.
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 good score of December 2017 (0.2%), Slovakia has now 11 directives presumed to have been incorrectly transposed. It remains however below the EU average deficit.

Evolution of transposition deficit

 

Evolution of conformity deficit

 
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