|Entry into force
||13 Sep. 1996 for 12 Member States; 13 Sep. 1997 for Finland, Sweden, Denmark (Art. 10)|
still in force; validity upheld by Court of Justice (Case C-170/96 Commission v Council  ECR I-2763); replacement Joint Action proposed in 1998 but not adopted; replacement Regulation proposed in 1999 (see SEMDOC Legislative Observatory) but not adopted; replaced by EC visas code with effect from the code’s application date, probably Feb. 2010 (see see SEMDOC Legislative Observatory): Joint Action 96/197/JHA
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