The INSPIRE Directive was published in the official Journal on the 25th April 2007 and entered into force on the 15th May 2007.
Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE)
To ensure that the spatial data infrastructures of the Member States were compatible and usable in a Community and transboundary context, the INSPIRE Directive required that common Implementing Rules (IR) were adopted in a number of specific areas. These Implementing Rules were adopted as Commission Decisions or Regulations and are binding in their entirety. The Commission was assisted in the process of adopting such rules by a regulatory committee composed by representatives of the Member States and chaired by a representative of the Commission (Comitology procedure)
|Regulation on INSPIRE Data and Service Sharing||29/03/2010|
|Commission Decision regarding INSPIRE monitoring and reporting||06/05/2009|
Information on the status of transposition of the INSPIRE Directive in the Member States can be found on the EUR-Lex site
The fact that there is a reference to national execution measures does not necessarily mean that these measures are either comprehensive or in conformity.