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Single Market-related pending cases: 18(8 new cases, including 4 on taxation, and 1 case closed; last report: 11 pending cases) – huge increase by 7 cases, the highest percentage increase (+64%) within a year.
EU average = 31 cases

Luxembourg is no longer the Member State with the fewest cases. Nevertheless, it remains in the top 5 Member States with the lowest number of cases and well below 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 8 such cases, Luxembourg is above the EU average of 7 new cases launched within a year. In addition, only 1 Luxembourg case has been resolved since December 2019, which is much less than the EU average (5) of such cases.

Problematic sectors: environment, transport and direct taxation (4 cases each) = 67% of all pending cases.

Average case duration: 24.4 months for the 17 Single Market-related cases not yet sent to the Court (last report: 27.9 months) – decrease of 3.5 months and in the top 5 Member States with the shortest average duration of cases.
EU average = 37.3 months

Luxembourg is in a group of 8 Member States whose average case duration decreased within the last year. Luxembourg has 2 cases on air transport that have been running for 6 and 10 years, which are partly offset by the launch of 8 new cases (less than 1 year old).

Compliance with Court rulings: 50.6 months for the only Single Market-related case at this stage of the procedure and closed in the last 5 years (last report: 41.3 months).
EU average = 31.7 months

Luxembourg is in a group of 9 Member States whose average compliance increased within the last year (+9.3 months). The is mainly because 1 case with a very short compliance period (4.4 months) is now more than 5 years old and is no longer part of the calculation. Out of the 4 remaining cases, 1 case on water management & protection needed more than 12 years to comply with the Court’s ruling and pushed up the average.

Evolution of infringement cases

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