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?
What about the provisions not covered by the Guidance?
How often will the Guidance be updated?
Who was consulted on this Guidance?
The Commission consulted all national authorities on the Guidance and received comments from several of them.
In the early stages of assessing the need for guidance, the Commission also consulted a wide range of stakeholders (e.g. consumer associations and trade associations) in order to determine which provisions were considered problematic.
How can I provide comments on this Guidance?