Member States (MS) have never performed better in implementing agreed Internal Market rules into national law, according to the European Commission’s latest Internal Market Scoreboard. On average only 1.0% of Internal Market Directives for which the implementation deadline has passed are not currently written into national law, down from 1.2% in December 2007. This means that MS are already in line with the new 1.0% target agreed by Heads of State, which is to be achieved by 2009 at the latest. 18 MS are either at or below the new target, while Bulgaria is the first MS to achieve a deficit of 0%. 10 MS achieved their best result so far.