AVMSD - Application and Implementation
Application and Implementation
As guardian of the Treaty, the Commission ensures that the provisions of the Directive are properly implemented and complied with by audiovisual media service providers established in EU countries.
In general, the Commission endeavours to discuss issues of interpretation and application of the rules of the Directive with the Member States and their regulatory authorities, notably at Contact Committee and Regulators meetings organized in Brussels. The Commission also continuously provides for relevant information and indicators in the framework of its reporting obligations in line with the 2002 Communication on improving the application of the monitoring of European Union law. However, in some cases, the Commission has to pursue infringement proceedings against a particular Member State in case of incorrect transposition or application of the Directive.