The EU Council has published a third compromise proposal on the proposed MLD5 directive, which amends MLD4. Among other things, the Council proposes that MLD5’s amendments to MLD4 should be transposed by Member States within six months of MLD5 being published in the Official Journal. This replaces the proposed date of 26 June 2017. Currently, the transposition date of MLD4 is 26 June 2017, but MLD5 proposes bringing this forward to 1 January 2017 as well as proposing that the transposition date and entry into force of MLD5 should also be 1 January 2017.