|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2003) 727, 25 Nov. 2003)|
|Legal base||Article 66 EC; subject to qualified majority vote in Council after 1 May 2004|
|Flexibility||Ireland has opted in; position of UK and Denmark not yet known|
|EP committee||adoption of Klamt report by committee 9 March 2004 (A5-0145/2004)|
|EP plenary||plenary vote 20 April 2004|
|Council||agreed in principle by SCIFA in April 2004 (doc. 8586/04); adopted as 'A' point by General Affairs Council, 16 March 2005: Decision 2005/267/EC
|Entry into force
||21 April 2005 (Art. 8)|
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