All Member States have adopted national laws to protect the right of EU citizens and their families to move and reside freely within the EU.
Although national laws in some areas treat EU citizens and their families better than EU law requires, not one single Member State has transposed the Directive effectively and correctly in its entirety. Not one Article of the Directive has been transposed effectively and correctly by all Member States.
The overall transposition of the Directive is rather disappointing.
Only Cyprus, Greece, Finland, Portugal, Malta, Luxembourg and Spain have correctly adopted more than 85% of provisions of the Directive.
Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Slovenia and Slovakia, on the other hand, have correctly adopted less than 60% of provisions of the Directive.
But there's always a bright side, according to the Commission:
"This is mitigated by the fact that incorrectly transposed provisions of the Directive seem to be , at least in a number of cases, correctly applied by the national courts and authorities, despite the absence of written and clear guidelines for the exercise of judicial and administrative discretion in this area."