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AVMSD - Application and Implementation

As guardian of the Treaty, the Commission ensures that the provisions of the Directive are properly implemented by the Member States and complied with by audiovisual media service providers established in the EU.

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 the Contact Committee and the Regulators meetings organized in Brussels.

The Commission 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. In some cases, the Commission pursues infringement proceedings against a particular Member State in case of incorrect transposition or application of the Directive.

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