|Proposal to sign treaty||by Commission (COM (2000) 883, 22 Dec. 2000)|
|Proposal to conclude treaty||by Commission (COM (2001) 55, 29 Jan. 2001; OJ 2001 C 154 E/244)|
|Legal base||Article 63(1) EC, with Article 300|
|Background||negotiating mandate approved at May 2000 JHA Council; negotiations completed 28 Nov. 2000|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland opted in; Denmark has express right to apply to join by means of Protocol|
|EP||plenary vote in favour, 14 Feb. 2001 (OJ 2001 C 276/118)|
|Council||draft discussed at JHA Council, 30 Nov./1 Dec. 2000; 19 Jan. 2001 Ecofin Council agreed to sign treaty; 15/16 Mar. 2001 JHA Council concluded treaty|
|Entry into force||1 April 2001 (OJ 2001 L 112/16)|
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