|Mandate||approved by written procedure, 16 Sept. 2002 (see press release, 23/24 Sep. 2002 Agriculture/Fisheries Council); agreed treaty initialled Oct. 2003|
|proposals to sign and conclude treaty||COM (2003) 790, 15 Dec. 2003|
|Council||agreed signature as 'A' point, Ecofin Council, 20 Jan. 2004; treaty signed, 12 Feb. 2004; decision to conclude treaty adopted as 'A' point, Telecoms Council, 8 March 2004|
|EP||Sousa Pinto report adopted, 19 Feb. 2004 (A5-0101/2004); plenary session voted in favour, 26 Feb. 2004|
|Entry into force||1 May 2004|
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