|Proposal||from Greece (Council doc. 9748/03, 2 June 2003)|
|Background||requires visa applicants to have travel insurance in most cases
|Schengen||builds on Schengen acquis|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland opted out; Denmark could opt in as matter of international law; delayed application to new Member States
|EP||excluded, due to Reg. 789/2001
|Council||adopted as ‘A’ point by Environment Council, 22 Dec. 2003: Decision 2004/17/EC
|Implementation date||1 June 2004 (Art. 3)|
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