|Proposal||by Commission (COM (2004) 384, 19 May 2004)|
|Legal base||Article 66 EC (qualified majority vote)|
|Schengen||builds on Schengen acquis
|Flexibility||UK opted into 2002 Decision; Ireland did not; Denmark is automatically excluded; UK has opted in to 2004 proposal|
||Roure report (A6-0016/2004) adopted by committee, Oct. 2004; EP plenary voted for proposal with amendments, 17 Nov. 2004|
|Council||adopted as 'A' point at General Affairs/External Relations Council, 13 Dec. 2004: Decision 2004/867/EC|
|Entry into force||18 Dec. 2004 (Art. 2)|
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