|Proposal||by France (Council doc. 10186/1/00, 31 July 2000; OJ 2000 C 269/8)|
|Legal base||Article 63(3)(b) EC|
|Schengen||builds on Schengen acquis|
|Flexibility||UK opted in; Ireland opted in later (see 2(a)(6) below); Denmark decided to apply in international law (see Protocol on Denmark): Council doc. 14261/01, 23 Nov. 2001 (available online in Council register)|
|EP committee||Kirkhope report approved with amendments, 26 Feb. 2001 (A5-0069/2001)|
|EP plenary||voted to reject, 13 March 2001 (OJ 2001 C 343)|
|Council||discussed at JHA Council, 30 Nov./1 Dec. 2000; political agreement at JHA Council Mixed Committee, 28/29 May 2001; adopted by Transport/Telecoms Council, 27/28 June 2001: Directive 2001/51
|Implementation deadline||11 Feb. 2003 (Art 7(1))|
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