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Article 22 Administrative sanctions and other administrative measures

1. Without prejudice to Article 28 and the right of Member States to provide for and impose criminal sanctions, Member States shall, in accordance with national law, provide for competent authorities to have the power to impose administrative sanctions and other administrative measures in relation to at least infringements of Articles 4 and 15.

Where the provisions referred to in the first subparagraph apply to legal persons, Member States shall empower competent authorities, in the case of an infringement, to apply sanctions, subject to the conditions laid down in national law, to members of the management body, and to other individuals who under national law are responsible for the infringement.

2. The administrative sanctions and other administrative measures taken for the purpose of paragraph 1 shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

3. Where Member States have chosen, in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article, to lay down criminal sanctions for the infringements of