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ESA publishes the 41st Internal Market Scoreboard

6.4.2018

PR(18)09 

Iceland has made some significant improvements in transposing new EEA legislation, however it is still above the European transposition benchmark. Norway's performance remains strong, while Liechtenstein needs to reverse a downward trend in order to ensure that its transposition deficit can meet the benchmark.

These are the main conclusions in the 41st Internal Market Scoreboard published by the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) today concerning the EFTA States. The Scoreboard shows that:

  •  Iceland has improved its performance from last year regarding the implementation of both directives and regulations. Although 15 directives are still overdue, overall the transposition deficit is down from 2.2% to 1.8%. Iceland has made significant improvements when it comes to regulations and halved the number of those overdue to 35. That gives a transposition deficit of 1.2%.
  • Liechtenstein has increased its transposition deficit again, from 1.2% to 1.3%. 11 directives have not been fully transposed and action is needed to reverse the trend.
  • Norway continues to perform well, but has nevertheless seen its transposition deficit go up from 0.2% to 0.5%. Whilst this is still below the European benchmark of 1%, Norway needs to ensure continued effectiveness in its transposition.

ESA publishes the Internal Market Scoreboard twice a year to show how the States are performing in transposing new EEA directives and regulations into their national legal orders. All three EFTA states need to implement directives and regulations in a timely fashion in order for the Internal Market to work more efficiently.

Later in the year, ESA will publish an updated Scoreboard, comparing the EFTA states' performance to the other EEA states.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Ásta Sigrún Magnúsdóttir
Communications officer
tel. +32 2 286 18 78
mob. +32 490 57 63 59




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