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Internal Market: ESA publishes its 42nd Internal Market Scoreboard



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All three EFTA states show their commitment to the EEA Agreement with improvements to their transposition deficits. This is the result of the 42nd Internal Market Scoreboard, published by the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) today.

5The EFTA States are encouraged to maintain these positive developments.

“The decrease in the transposition deficit proves the commitment by the EFTA states to a well-functioning internal market”, says ESA President Bente Angell-Hansen.

ESA monitors how Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway comply with their transposition obligations under the EEA Agreement. The scoreboard shows that the situation on 31 May 2018 was:

  • Iceland has shown a significant improvement in its performance regarding implementation of both directives and regulations. Iceland has reduced its transposition deficit of directives from 1.8% to 1%, while the transposition deficit for regulations has gone down from 1.2% to 0.8%. 
  • Norway has made strong progress in the timely implementation of directives, decreasing the deficit down from 0.5% to 0.1%. However, the transposition deficit of regulations has gone up from 0.1 % to 1.1%.
  • Liechtenstein has made a substantial improvement to its deficit, decreasing it from 1.3% to 0.7%. Four of the six directives still outstanding have, however, been outstanding for two years or more.
The European Commission will publish its own Internal Market Scoreboard later this summer. An updated version of this Scoreboard, including the data from the EU member states, will be published at the same time.

Please find the Internal Market Scoreboard No. 42 here.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Anne Vestbakke
Head of Communications
tel. +32 2 286 18 66
mob. +32 490 57 63 53

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