|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2002) 159, 18 Apr. 2002; OJ 2002 C 203 E/86); amended following EP vote (COM (2003) 341, 11 June 2003); Commission endorsement of Common Position (COM (2004) 90, 9 Feb. 2004)|
|Legal base||Article 61(c) EC|
|Flexibility||Denmark has automatic opt-out; UK and Ireland have opted in (Council docs. 11338/02, 26 July 2002; 10756/02, 12 July 2002)|
||Wurmeling first reading report approved by legal affairs committee (A5-0084/2003); first reading plenary vote 9 Apr. 2003 (OJ 2004 C 64 E/79); Wurmeling report recommending approval of Common Position adopted by committee, 17 March 2004 (A5-0187/2004); plenary vote in favour of common position, 30 March 2004|
|Council||introduced at 13 June 2002 JHA Council; orientation debate agreed general guidelines at 5/6 June 2003 JHA Council; JHA Council, 28/29 Nov. 2003 agreed 'general approach' on Common Position; Common Position formally adopted by written procedure, 6 Feb. 2004 (OJ 2004 C 79 E/59); signed by EP and Council, April 2004: Regulation 805/2004/EC
|Application date||Entry into force 21 Jan. 2004; applicable from 21 Oct. 2005 (Art. 33)|
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