The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) was last revised in autumn 2018. The European Commission set the deadline for transposition into national legislation as being the 19 September 2020.

The following table shows the actual state of play in each EU Member State.

This table presents a purely informative overview of the process of implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2018/1808 into the national legal systems of the 27-EU member states and in the UK. In the case of Belgium, the Flemish, French and German speaking communities were represented separately.

The legal texts listed in the table include final adopted laws and decrees, as well as draft proposals published as part of national consultations, presented or currently debated by the member states' legislative bodies. The implementation process can be considered complete only once it has been formally notified to the European Commission by the Member State in question,  without prejudice to the Commission's assessment.  The state of notification as presented in the TRIS and MNE databases is included in the table where available.

The work of updating the table is carried out by the European Audiovisual Observatory through desk research and input from its network of national experts. Any contribution for the update of the table is very welcome and can be sent to iris.obs@coe.int .
The final texts will feed the AVMS database of the EAO           

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AT

Austria

Notified

21/04/2021

 

 

 

BE (DE)

Belgium (German speaking community)

Notified

12/05/2021

 

 

 

BE (FL)

Belgium (Flemish speaking community)

Notified

12/05/2021

 

 

 

BE (WA)

Belgium (French speaking community)

Notified

12/05/2021

 

 

 

BG

Bulgaria

Notified

21/04/2021

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CY

Cyprus

  • A unified version of the relevant legislation, including the new AVMSD provisions, has been prepared and the CRTA's (media regulator) legal department is currently preparing the amending draft bill in order to run a public consultation with the relevant stakeholders.
  • July 2020
    The public consultation was extended: http://www.crta.org.cy/default.asp?id=312
  • June 2020
    Draft Radio and Television Organizations Law amending bill (ΠερίΡαδιοφωνικώνκαιΤηλεοπτικώνOργανισμών (Τροποποιητικός) Νόμοςτου 2021
    A public consultation on a draft was launched:
    http://www.cidefa.org 72 & cid = 73

Ongoing

03/09/2021

 

 

 

CZ

Czech Republic

Ongoing 

03/09/2021

 

 

 

DE

Germany

Notified

21/04/2021

 

 

 

DK

Denmark

Notified

21/04/2021

 

 

 

EE

Estonia

Ongoing

03/09/2021

 

 

 

IT

Spain

Ongoing

03/09/2021

 

 

 

FI

Finland

Notified

21/04/2021

 

 

 

FR

France

Notified

10/06/2021

 

 

 

GB 

United
Kingdom

Notified

21/04/2021

 

 

 

GR

Greece

Notified

12/05/2021

 

 

 

MR

Croatia

Ongoing

03/09/2021

 

 

 

HU

Hungary

Notified

21/04/2021

 

 

 

IE

Ireland

Ongoing

03/09/2021

 

 

 

IT

Italy

Ongoing

03/09/2021

 

 

 

LV

Latvia

Notified

21/04/2021

 

 

 

LT

Lithuania

Notified

21/04/2021

 

 

 

LU

Luxembourg

Notified

12/05/2021

 

 

 

MT

Malta

Notified

21/04/2021

 

 

 

NL

Netherlands

Notified

21/04/2021

 

 

 

PL

Poland

Ongoing

03/09/2021

 

 

 

PT

Portugal

Notified

21/04/2021

 

 

 

RO

Romania

Ongoing

10/06/2021

 

 

 

SK

Slovakia

Ongoing

03/09/2021

 

 

 

SI

Slovenia

Ongoing

03/09/2021

 

 

 

SE

Sweden

Notified

21/04/2021