|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2002) 562; OJ 2003 L 45 E/49)|
|Legal base||Article 308 EC|
|Flexibility||no opt-outs possible due to legal base|
|EP||Angellili report adopted by committee (A5-0330/2003); plenary vote in favour, 23 Oct. 2003|
|Council||discussed by JHA Council, 6 Nov. 2003; March 2004 European Council called for adoption before 1 May 2004; 30 March 2004 JHA Council reached a general approach; adopted as 'A' point by 29 April 2004 JHA Council: Directive 2004/80/EC
||1 Jan. 2006 (Art. 18), except for obligation to implement national compensation scheme (1 July 2005)|
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