Why has the Commission decided to issue Guidance on the application of the Directive?
Who is this Guidance intended for?
Is the Guidance legally binding?
Why does the Guidance not cover all the provisions of the Directive?
In the course of the consultation which preceded the preparation of the Guidance it became apparent that not all of the provisions of the Directive needed clarification.
The Guidance focuses on the areas where national authorities expressed concerns about the interpretation of certain provisions and in relation to which there was a risk
of diverging application in the Member States.
What about the provisions not covered by the Guidance?
How often will the Guidance be updated?
Who was consulted on this Guidance?
How can I provide comments on this Guidance?