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Which EU countries have transposed the AVMSD into national legislation?

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Which EU countries have transposed the AVMSD into national legislation?

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. 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 AVMSDatabase of the EAO.

The table below is no longer updated. Please click here for the most recent information

Country

Legislative activity 

Status
of the 
legal
text

TRIS

MNE

Last
checked

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

CY

Cyprus

  • April 2021
    The draft law was adopted and published on 28/04/2021. It will enter into force on 30/06/2021: http://www.cylaw.org/nomoi/arith/2021_1_074.pdf
  • 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 Organisations Law amending bill (ΠερίΡαδιοφωνικώνκαιΤηλεοπτικώνOργανισμών (Τροποποιητικός) Νόμοςτου 2021
    A public consultation on a draft was launched:
    http://www.crta.org.cy/default.asp?id=257&ItemID=1016&rcid=73&pcid=72&cid=73

Ongoing

 

 

21/04/2021

CZ

Czech Republic

Ongoing 

 

 

12/05/2021

DE

Germany

Notified

21/04/2021

DK

Denmark

Notified

21/04/2021

EE

Estonia

Ongoing

 

 

12/05/2021

ES

Spain

Ongoing

 

12/05/2021

FI

Finland

Notified

21/04/2021

FR

France

Notified

21/04/2021

GB 

United
Kingdom

Notified

21/04/2021

GR

Greece

Notified

 

12/05/2021

HR

Croatia

Ongoing

 

 

12/05/2021

HU

Hungary

Notified

 

21/04/2021

IE

Ireland

Ongoing

 

12/05/2021

IT

Italy

Ongoing

 

 

12/05/2021

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

 

 

12/05/2021

PT

Portugal

Notified

 

21/04/2021

RO

Romania

  • March 2021
    On 25/03 the Ministry of Culture published and submitted to public debate the draft law modifying and completing the law no. 504/2002 on audiovisual, until 05/04/2021: http://www.cultura.ro/proiect-de-lege-10
  • April 2020
    The draft law transposing the Directive, Draft Law amending and supplementing Law no. 504/2002 (Proiectul de Lege pentru modificarea şi completarea Legii nr. 504/2002 a audiovizualului) was published for public consultation: http://e-consultare.gov.ro/w/proiectul-de-lege-pentru-modificarea-si-completarea-legii-nr-504-2002-a-audiovizualului/
    On 30 April 2020, the draft Law for amending and supplementing Law no. 504/2002 was withdrawn from the public consultation procedure, which will be reanalysed in relation to the opportunity of regulation and the need to implement Directive 1808/2018 on audiovisual media services. In this respect, a possible transposition of the said Directive will be subject to public consultation only after consultations with all stakeholders, namely media representatives: http://www.cultura.ro/proiect-de-lege-6

Ongoing

 

 

12/05/2021

SK

Slovakia

Ongoing

 

 

12/05/2021

SI

Slovenia

Ongoing

 

 

12/05/2021

SE

Sweden

Notified

21/04/2021

 


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