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Norway second best in transposing legislation

Norway has decreased its transposition deficit of internal market rules to 0.6%. That lifts Norway to a 2nd place among the 28 EEA states, according to an EEA ranking.

15/08/2006 :: Norway is continuing to improve its transposition deficit from the first half of 2006, when Norway was ranked 4th. These figures were presented in the EFTA Surveillance Authority’s (ESA) 18th Internal Market Scoreboard for July 2006. The scoreboard reports how well the EFTA States transposed and implemented Internal Market rules and principles into national legislation in the first half of 2006. The report is issued in parallel with the European Commission’s 15th Internal Market Scoreboard, which provides similar information for the EU Member States.

The report states that it is remarkable that Norway has managed to remain below the 1.5% interim ceiling for the last four years, which is the highest acceptable transposition deficit endorsed by the ESA. This indicates the existence of the necessary political will and that a good organisation is in place for implementation of EEA directives, ESA points out.

Due to Norway’s positive development, the EFTA States’ average transposition deficit is 1.5%, down slightly from 1.6% six months ago, and thereby it coincides with the interim ceiling.

See link to the report for further reading.

(Published 18.07.2006)

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