Objective of the consultation
The objective of this public consultation is to provide input to the European Commission in order to assess how effectively the Directive has met its objectives and what specific action and measures may need to be adopted to improve its effectiveness. The European Commission needs to prepare for possible follow-up action and needs to assess what next steps, including a possible revision of the Directive, ought to be taken.
The European Commission also seeks the stakeholders' views on the main aspects of the Directive in order to assess the aspects of the Directive, which need to be clarified, modified or changed. In addition to the specific questions asked, in the final section respondents are invited to voice their views on other relevant aspects not explicitly mentioned.
Please note that this document has been drafted for information and consultation purposes only. It has not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be regarded as representative of the views of Commission staff. It does not in any way prejudge, or constitute the announcement of, any position on the part of the Commission on the issues covered.
The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.