|Proposal||from Spain (Council doc. 7161/03, 25 Mar. 2003; OJ 2003 C 82/23)|
|Legal base||Articles 62(2) and 63(3) EC|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland opted in; position of Denmark not yet known|
|EP committee||Schmitt report calling for rejection adopted 18 March 2004 (A5-0211/2004); second report, by Hernandez Mollar, adopted April 2004 (A5-0266/2004)|
|EP plenary||plenary voted against proposal and returned it to committee, 31 March 2004; second vote repeated negative vote and return to committee, 20 April 2004|
|Council||30 March 2004 JHA Council/Mixed Committee agreed on a 'common approach'; adopted as 'A' point by JHA Council, 29 April 2004: Directive 2004/82
||5 Sept. 2006 (Art. 7)|
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