Answer to Written Question: Delay in transposing Directives 2019/789 and 2019/790 into national legislation
(Source: European Parliament)
Answer given by Mr Breton
on behalf of the European Commission
The deadline for the Member States to transpose the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market and the Directive on online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes was 7 June 2021. Member States need to notify the Commission of their national legislation transposing the two directives. After notification by the Member States, the Commission will not only assess the completeness but also the conformity of the transposition measures with the directives. On 26 July 2021, the Commission opened infringements procedures against the Member States that have not notified their national transposition measures, or have done it only partially. These Member States have two months to respond to the letters and take the necessary measures.
It is for the Member States to carry out the appropriate consultations with relevant stakeholders in the process of transposition of the directives. As indicated in recital 77 of the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, all relevant stakeholders should be involved when deciding on sector-specific transparency obligations implementing Article 19.
 Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC, OJ L 130, 17.5.2019, p. 92–125.
 Directive (EU) 2019/789 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes, and amending Council Directive 93/83/EEC, OJ L 130, 17.5.2019, p. 82–91.