Article 46 – Entry into force

Article 46 – Entry into force

This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Directive is addressed to the Member States in accordance with the Treaties.

Done at Brussels,

COMMENTARY – Article 46

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.