Single Market-related pending cases: 27(7 new cases and 7 cases closed; last report: 27 pending cases) – stable result since December 2017.
EU average = 31 cases
For the 2nd consecutive year, Slovakia has less cases than the EU average.
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 7 such cases, Slovakia is in line with the EU average of new cases launched within a year. In addition, 7 Slovak cases have been resolved since December 2019, which is more than the EU average (5) of such cases.
Problematic sectors: environment (10 cases), including 4 on atmospheric pollution; transport (5), in particular air transport (4) = 56% of all pending cases.
Average case duration: 45.5 months for the 27 Single Market-related cases not yet sent to the Court (last report: 42.3 months) – new increase by 3.2 months.
EU average = 37.3 months
The average duration of the 7 oldest Slovak cases (98 months) is partly offset by the shorter duration of the other 19 cases (23 months). Since December 2019, Slovakia has also managed to resolve 7 cases whose average duration was almost 3 years.
Compliance with Court rulings: 31.4 months for the 3 Single Market-related cases at this stage of the procedure and closed in the last 5 years (last report: same).
EU average = 31.7 months
No change since the previous period. Out of the 3 Slovak cases mentioned above, 2 have a compliance duration of 8.3 months when the last one needed 6.5 years for compliance and weighs heavily in the calculation of the average duration. Slovakia is above the 18-month threshold for compliance with Court rulings but below the EU average.