Article 45 – Reporting

Article 45 – Reporting

By [six years after adoption], the Commission shall submit a report on the application of this Directive to the European Parliament and the Council. The report shall assess the extent to which the Member States have taken the necessary measures to comply with this Directive, including the technical implementation.

The report shall be accompanied, if necessary, by a legislative proposal.’;

The Commission shall, by [at most two years after the date of the first report] submit a report to the European Parliament and to the Council, assessing the extent of the practical implementation of the Directive identifying any rights which are not fully or correctly in force.

COMMENTARY – Article 45

The European Commission has proposed amendments to the final provisions of the Directive. They include changes to reporting, and review and entry into force. VSE amendments align with the Commission’s on Entry into force, and include some of the Commission’s language on reporting.

Assessing the Directive’s practical implementation is fundamental to evaluating results and the implementation of rights. The Directive should consequently include robust and detailed provisions that require regular and specific reporting and communications on transpositions between Member States and the EU.