Tuesday, February 19 12:10:24
Despite challenging times, Ireland ranks top in the EU for getting Internal Market Directives into national law.
According to a report out today, Ireland is an example of best practice for other Member States to follow.
The latest EU Commission "Internal Market Scoreboard" shows which countries are actually getting EU Directives onto the national statute book and which ones are lagging behind. Ireland comes out top, with a score of 0.0pc meaning Ireland has managed to transpose all internal market directives on time.
The EU average "transposition deficit" - the percentage of Internal Market Directives that have not been transposed into national law - has gone from 6.3pc in 1997 to a record new level of 0.6pc today. However, Ireland's record, at 0.0pc, is second to none, meaning that it has transposed all directives in due time.
Internal market directives include such things as measures to simplify paperwork for exports and imports around the EU, common standards of health and safety for consumer goods, a level playing field for e-commerce and many more.