Article 1

Directives 92/51/EEC, 77/249/EEC, 98/5/EC, 93/16/EEC, 77/452/EEC, 78/686/EEC, 78/687/EEC, 78/1026/EEC, 80/154/EEC, 85/433/EEC, 85/384/EEC and 2005/36/EC shall be amended as set out in the Annex.

Article 2

1.Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by the date of accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union at the latest. They shall forthwith communicate to the Commission the text of those provisions and a correlation table between those provisions and this Directive.

When Member States adopt those provisions, 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.

2.Member States shall communicate to the Commission the text of the main provisions of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.

Article 3

This Directive shall enter into force subject to and on the date of the entry into force of the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

Article 4

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 20 November 2006

For the Council

The President

J. Korkeaoja