Single Market-related pending cases:28(11 new cases, including 6 on transport and 3 in the environment sector, and 2 cases closed; last report: 19 pending cases) – marked increase by 9 cases, the 3rd highest increase in cases and the 2nd highest percentage increase (+47%) within a year.
EU average = 31 cases
Slovenia has almost doubled its number of cases since December 2016 (from 15 to 28). It is no longer in the group of 10 Member States with the lowest number of infringement cases but it is still below the EU average of pending cases.
The last year has seen the launch of 198 new cases (not including those for late transposition), which were still pending on 1 December 2020. With 11 such cases, Slovenia is well above the EU average of 7 new cases launched within a year. In addition, only 2 Slovenian cases have been resolved since December 2019, which is less than the EU average (5) of such cases.
Problematic sectors: environment (12 cases), including 4 on waste management; transport (8), in particular air transport and sustainable & intelligent transport (3 cases each) = 71% of all pending cases.
Average case duration: 29 months for the 25 Single Market-related cases not yet sent to the Court (last report: 31.5 months) – slight decrease by 2.5 months and duration of cases well under the EU average.
EU average = 37.3 months
Slovenia is in a group of 8 Member States whose case duration decreased within a year. Slovenia’s cases are balanced between long and short durations, with 4 old outstanding cases on air transport and environment running for between 6 and 10 years and 11 new cases whose duration is less than 12 months.
Compliance with Court rulings: 76.3 months for the only Single Market-related case at this stage of the procedure and closed in the last 5 years (last report: 46.7 months).
EU average = 31.7 months
Slovenia is in a group of 3 Member States whose average compliance increased the most within the last year (+29.6 months). This is because 1 case with moderate compliance (17.2 months) now being more than 5 years old is no longer being part of the calculation. The remaining case, on air pollution, had been ongoing for more than 6 years. With the high compliance duration of its single case, Slovenia is now the Member State with the longest time lag among the 24 Member States that complied with the Court rulings within the last 5 years.