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ESA Scoreboard 2005 – Norway on top again!

ESA today has published the Internal Market Scoreboard for the EFTA States, showing the performance of the EEA EFTA States in implementing Internal Market rules and principles.

27/01/2005 :: The biannual report is issued in parallel with the European Commission’s Internal Market Scoreboard, which provides similar information for the 25 EU Member States.

The Scoreboard shows, among another things, that:

Norway is still at the top of the league of the 28 EEA States, with a 1% percent deficit. The top spot is shared with Lithuania, one of the new EU and EEA Members States.

The average transposition delays for the three EFTA States lie between four and a half and five months. 60-70% of the EFTA States outstanding directives are less than six months old (for Norway, the figure is 9 out of 13).

The number of infringement proceedings initiated by the Authority against the EFTA States remains stable, and is low compared to similar figures for proceedings by the European Commission against the EU Member States.

The European Economic Area is based on common rules whose aim is to facilitate the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital. Correct and timely implementation of these common rules by the EEA States is essential to ensure that the rights of citizens and businesses of the EEA States can be enjoyed in full.

 The full Scoreboard Report is available here

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