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Audiovisual Media Services Directive: Commission refers five Member States to the Court of Justice of the EU

The European Commission has decided to refer Czechia, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain , to the Court of Justice of the European Union over the failure to transpose the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (“AVMSD”, Directive (EU) 2018/1808), with a request to impose financial sanctions in accordance with Article 260(3) TFEU.

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The AVMSD governs EU-wide coordination of national legislation on all audiovisual media. The latest review of AVMSD was carried out in 2018.

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