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Article 24U.K.+E.U.Report and rendez-vous clause

Periodically, and for the first time no later than 23 January 2011, the Commission shall report to the European Parliament and to the Council on the application of this Directive in the Member States and shall propose such amendments as may be necessary. These proposals for amendments shall be made by way of priority in relation to Articles 4, 5, 9, 11 and to Chapter III.

Article 25U.K.+E.U.Contact points

[F1Member States shall appoint contact points who will be responsible for receiving and transmitting the information and documentation referred to in Articles 8, 12, 19, 19a, 22 and 23.]

Member States shall provide appropriate cooperation in the exchange of the information and documentation referred to in the first paragraph.

Article 26U.K.+E.U.Transposition

Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 23 January 2006 at the latest. They shall forthwith inform the Commission thereof.

When Member States adopt these measures, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or shall be accompanied by such reference on the occasion of their official publication. The methods of making such reference shall be laid down by Member States.

Article 27U.K.+E.U.Entry into force

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

Article 28U.K.+E.U.Addressees

This Directive is addressed to the Member States in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community.