Transposition deficit: 0.7% (last report: 0.7%) – stable result and one of the 7 Member States that managed not to increase their deficit within the year.
EU average = 1%; proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%
Sweden’s performance on this criterion is generally good. It transposed 14 of the 17 Single Market-related directives (82%) due to have been transposed in the 6 months prior to the cut-off date for calculation (1 June 6 – 30 November 2020). This shows that Sweden monitors the timely transposition of Single Market-related directives quite well, although both the average delay in transposing directives and the correctness of the transposition are beyond the EU average (see below).
Overdue directives: 7 (last report: 7). 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: 10.4 months (last report: 9 months) – new slight increase by 1.4 months and now among the 5 Member States with the highest average delay.
EU average = 7.4 months
Sweden has 1 long overdue directive (due for 2 years or more) and half of its other outstanding directives (3/6) have been due for about 1 year.
Conformity deficit: 1.6% (last report: 1.6%) – stable high 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, Sweden is above the EU average deficit.