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2019 Edition

Performance per Member State
Czechia

Transposition of law

Transposition deficit: 0.7% (last report: 1.2%) – Significant decrease by 0.5 percentage point since December 2017 (the 4th highest decrease amongst all Member States), and by 0.8 percentage point since December 2016. Czechia is now back under the 1.0% threshold and equals the EU average. Czechia has transposed 17 of the 23 directives (74%) with a transposition date within 6 months before the cut-off date for calculation (1.6.2018 – 30.11.2018). This shows that this Member State could monitor the timely transposition of Single Market-related directives even better.
EU average = 0.7%; Proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%

Overdue directives: 7 (last report: 12) – One directive on the powers of the European Supervisory Authority (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority) and the European Supervisory Authority (European Securities and Markets Authority), (Directive 2014/51/EU), is more than 2 years overdue.

Average delay: 8.9 months (last report: 14.4 months) – Significant decrease by 5.5 months and delay now just above the EU average. Czechia has managed to transpose 2 out of its 3 long overdue directives (2 years or more), and most of its other outstanding directives (6/7) have been due for less than 6 months.
EU average = 8.4 months

Conformity deficit: 1.3% (last report: 0.9%) – Marked increase by 0.4 percentage point and deficit over both the EU average and the 0.5% proposed target. Czechia has one of the highest number of directives presumably incorrectly transposed (13).
EU average = 0.8%; Proposed target (in Single Market Act) = 0.5%

Evolution of transposition deficit – Czechia

Evolution of conformity deficit – Czechia

Infringements

Pending cases: 31 (7 new cases including 3 in the energy sector and 6 cases closed; last report: 30 pending cases) – Small increase by 1 case. Czechia remains in the group of Member States with the highest number of Single Market-related cases and has not had so many cases since May 2010.
EU average = 25 cases

Problematic sectors: environment, in particular atmospheric pollution (4 out of 11 cases) and transport (6) = 55% of all pending cases.

Average case duration: 40.5 months for the 28 cases not yet sent to the Court (last report: 39.5 months) – Slight increase by 1 month and now above the EU average. Since December 2017, Czechia has managed to resolve 5 cases pending for 3 years on average. Nevertheless, one third of Czechia's remaining cases are more than 3 years old (the oldest case, which is in the air transport sector, has been running for 13 years) and have a big impact on the average duration.
EU average = 38.1 months

Compliance with court rulings: 18 months for the 2 cases at this stage of the procedure and closed in the 5 last years (last report: 17.1 months) – Slight increase by 0.9 months because 2 cases that needed only 1.8 months for compliance are now older than 5 years and no longer part of the calculation. Czechia is still in line with the 18-month threshold, among the 6 Member States with the shortest delays for compliance.
EU average = 28.2 months

Evolution of infringement cases – Czechia

EU Pilot

Czechia’s average response time currently exceeds the 70-day time limit in EU Pilot by over 2 weeks.

Internal Market Information System

Performance – Czechia has further improved.

Internal Market Information System – Czechia

EURES

National provider: MPSV (Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs)

EURES advisers (nationally): 27

Performance: good.

Your Europe

The EU has set up a single digital gateway providing access to information, to procedures and to assistance and problem-solving services.

The specific regulation setting up the single digital pathway is Regulation 2018/1724 of 2 October 2018. Article 29 of the Regulation establishes establishes a group to coordinate work on the gateway. The gateway coordination group will meet in three configurations, one devoted to information, meeting twice a year. The other two configurations are dedicated to ICT and e-procedures and assistance services.

The information group will largely continue the work of the Your Europe Editorial Board. This is to ensure that the gateway coordination group’s work does not overlap with that of other expert groups or sub-groups.

National equivalent?

Citizens’ portal in Czech and English: www.portal.gov.cz

Business portal in Czech, English, German, French, Spanish and Russian: www.businessinfo.cz

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Public procurement

Overall, Czechia’s performance in 2018 was average. For further information and the methodology applied, please see the section on Public procurement performance.

Postal services

For easier analysis, EU countries are divided into 3 groups reflecting absolute GDP per capita and EU accession date (as in the EU postal sector study (2010–13):

  • Western – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, the UK
  • Southern – Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain 
  • Eastern – Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.

Some countries’ reference figures for the previous period may differ slightly from those in the last Scoreboard. This is because these countries updated their data after publication.

Trade in goods and services

Czechia is the Member State with the 4th highest trade integration in the single market for goods. Its trade integration in services is only slightly above the EU average. In 2017, both indicators decreased.

   Goods Services
Intra-EU trade integration % GDP 2017 49.5 7.7
Change 2016 – 2017 -1.2 -1.2
Intra-EU imports % GDP 2017 42.9 7.1
Change 2016 – 2017 -0.9 -2.3

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

In 2017, Czechia’s share of intra-EU FDI inflows and outflows increased slightly. Its shares of both inward and outward intra-EU FDI stock showed a small increase.

  Share of intra-EU FDI flows Share of intra-EU FDI stocks
  inward outward inward outward
% FDI 2017 2.4  0.7 1.4 0.2
Change 2016 – 17
(in pp)
1.0 0.3 0.1 0.1

In 2017, Czechia’s share of extra-EU FDI inflows increased slightly while outflows remained unchanged. Its shares of both inward and outward extra-EU FDI stock remained unchanged.

  Share of extra-EU FDI flows Share of extra-EU FDI stocks
  inward outward inward outward
% FDI 2017 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.0
Change 2016 – 17
(in pp)
0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0