Written Question: Delay in transposing Directives 2019/789 and 2019/790 into national legislation
(Source: European Parliament)
Date submitted: 9 June 2021
Question for written answer E-003058/2021
to the Commission
Alexis Georgoulis (The Left)
Subject: Delay in transposing Directives 2019/789 and 2019/790 into national legislation
The deadline for Member States to transpose Directives 2019/789(1) and 2019/790(2) into national legislation has expired, although most Member States have still not done so. This delay is having a very negative impact on the world of the arts, which is already in an extremely precarious economic situation as a result of the effects of the pandemic. In any event, authors and performers must urgently be appropriately and proportionately remunerated (Article 18 of Directive 2019/790).
At the same time, there is a risk that this time pressure could be used as a pretext to circumvent the pre-consultation phase with civil society and artists’ representatives. Nevertheless, the possibility for interest groups to express their views on a new piece of legislation before it is finalised is a key aspect of democracy, transparency and good governance(3).
In view of this:
- What measures will the Commission take to ensure the prompt and effective transposition of directives into national law in the Member States?
- What steps will it take to ensure transparency and the prior consultation of artists’ representatives and civil society in the process of transposing directives?