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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.

 

Country

Legislative activity 

Status
of the 
legal
text

TRIS

MNE

Last
checked

Austria

Ongoing
(Partial
trans
position)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belgium (German speaking community)

“The responsible departments of the ministry are currently working on
an initial implementation proposal.” 

http://www.pdg.be/fr/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-4891/8665_read-58445

Ongoing

 

   

14.09.2020

 

Belgium (French speaking community)

Ongoing

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

Belgium (Flemish speaking community)

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

Bulgaria

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

Croatia

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

 

Cyprus
  • A unified version of the relevant legislation, including the
    new AVMSD provisions, has been prepared and the CRTA’s
    legal department is currently preparing the amending draft bill
    in order to run a public consultation with the relevant
    stakeholders.
  • A public consultation on a draft was launched, 9.6.2020:
    http://www.crta.org.cy/default.asp?id=257&ItemID=
    1016&rcid=73&pcid=72&cid=73

Ongoing

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

Czech Republic

Ongoing 

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

Denmark
  • The first reading took place on 28 February 2020, the second
    and third reading of the Bill took place on 26 and 28 May 2020.
    The Bill was adopted and came into force on 1 July 2020.
  • Act amending the Radio and Television Act and the Film Act
    (Lov om ændring af lov om radio- og fjernsynsvirksomhed
    og lov om film
    )
  • New draft adopted by Parliament on 3rd reading on May 28,
    2020; contains provisions implementing parts of Directive
    2018/1808    https://www.ft.dk/ripdf/samling/20191/lovforslag/l108/20191
    _l108_som_vedtaget.pdf

TRIS Notification:

Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estonia

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

Finland

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

 

France

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

Germany

TRIS notification

Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greece Ongoing      14.09.2020
Hungary
  • The new law, named “Amending certain laws on media
    services” and bearing the number T/6355, was submitted
    to Parliament on 4 June 2019. The law in Hungarian is
    available at
    https://www.parlament.hu/irom41/06355/06355.pdf.
    The first debates of the law in Parliament took place on
    13 June 2019. A detailed discussion of the law in Parliament
    took place on 17 Jsune 2019. The law entered the legislative
    procedure on 27 June 2019. The law was approved on 3 July
    2019. Four days later, the law was signed by the President
    and on 8 July 2019, it was published in the Hungarian Gazette.
  • Act XXIV of 2020 on the Amendement of the E-Commerce
    Act CVIII 2001 implements the Directive’s rules on video-
    sharing platforms (2020. évi XXIV. Törvény az elektronikus
    kereskedelmi szolgáltatások, valamint az információs
    társadalommal összefüggő szolgáltatások egyes
    kérdéseiről szóló 2001. évi CVIII. törvény módosításáról
    ):
    http://njt.hu/cgi_bin/njt_doc.cgi?docid=219480.382963
  • The law was adopted by the Hungarian Parliament on 5.5.
    2020 and published on 13.5.2020.
  • Act LXIII of 2019 amending certain laws relating to media
    services 2019 (évi LXIII. Törvény a médiaszolgáltatással
    kapcsolatos egyes törvények módosításáról
    ), adopted in
    2019 already implemented certain rules regarding TV
    broadcasting:
    https://mkogy.jogtar.hu/jogszabaly?docid=A1900063.TV
  • Published in OJ https://magyarkozlony.hu/dokumentumok/
    f61da966bd
    181bd33930be350ea0108af1c0f67a/letoltes
  • Link to consolidated law https://net.jogtar.hu/jogszabaly?docid
    = a1000185.tv

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ireland

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italy

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

 

Latvia

Ongoing

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

Lithuania
  1. Draft Law on Provision of Information to the Public
    (Visuomenės informavimo įstatymo):
    https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAP/c7b33e907
    f2211eaa38ed97835ec4df6?ositionInSearchResults=
    0&searchModelUUID=29bd90b1-1397-489c-b78e-b803181
    a7fdd
  2. Draft Law on the Protection of Minors Against Detrimental
    Effect of Public Information 5Nepilnamečių apsaugos
    nuo neigiamo viešosios informacijos poveikio įstatymo
    ):
    https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAP/dac95f607f
    2111eaa38ed97835ec4df6?jfwid=-bkq43eks4

    Received amendment proposals 12.5.2020 from the ministry
    of Justice Draft Law on the Code of Administrative Offences
  3. (Administraciniųnusižengimų kodekso):
    https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAP/651d9fb17
    f2111eaa38ed97835ec4df6?jfwid=-bkq43eks4

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxembourg

Partial transposition – article 23 AVMD on commercial
communication): For follow up: http://legilux.public.lu/eli/etat/leg/rgd/2019/11/08/a770/jo

Ongoing 
(partial 
trans
position)

 

 

 

 

14.09.2020

 

 

Malta

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

 

Netherlands

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

Poland

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portugal

Ongoing

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

Romania

Ongoing

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

Slovakia

Ongoing

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

Slovenia

Ongoing

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

Spain

Ongoing

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

.

Sweden
  1. Draft amendments to the Radio and Television
    Act (2010:696)
    https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/
    tris/en/search/?trisaction=search.detail&year=
    2020&num=245
  2. Draft amendments to the Alcohol Act
    (2010:1622) 
    https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/
    tris/en/search/?trisaction=search.results

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

United
Kingdom

Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

14.09.2020

 

 

 

 


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