|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2002) 548, 7 Oct. 2002; OJ 2003 L 45 E/18)|
|Legal base||Articles 63(3)(a) and 63(4) EC|
|Flexibility||UK has opted out; position of Ireland not yet known; Denmark has automatic opt-out
|EP committee||Roure report (A5-0173/2003) adopted by committee Apr. 2003|
|EP plenary||approved with amendments 3 June 2003 (OJ 2004 C 68 E/107)|
|Council||initial open debate at JHA Council, 14/15 Oct. 2002; discussion in working group started, Dec. 2003; 30 March 2004 JHA Council reached political agreement on proposal; adopted as 'A' point at General Affairs/External Relations Council, 13 Dec. 2004: Directive 2004/114
|Deadline for application||12 Jan. 2007 (Art. 22)|
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