|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2002) 59; OJ 2002 C 126 E/388)|
|Legal base||Article 63(4) EC|
|Background||replaced prior proposal (COM (1997) 561)|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland opted in; Denmark has automatic opt-out|
|EP committee||Oomen-Ruijten report adopted by employment committee, 5 Nov. 2002 (A5-0369/2002)|
|EP plenary||vote in favour, 21 Nov. 2002 (OJ 2004 C 25 E/413)|
|Council||3 June 2002 employment Council agreed on 'general approach'; political agreement at Employment, health and consumers council, 3 Dec. 2002; adopted as 'A' point by Transport, Energy and Telecoms Council, 14 May 2003: Regulation 859/2003
|Entry into force||1 June 2003 (Art.3)|
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