|Proposal||by Commission (COM (2000) 27, 26 Jan. 2000; OJ 2000 C 177 E/66); revised after EP vote (COM (2000) 577, 21 Sep 2000; OJ 2000 C 376 E/1)|
|Legal base||Article 62(2)(b)(i) EC|
|Background||replaces Regulation 574/1999 and part of Schengen acquis|
|Schengen||builds upon Schengen acquis
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland have opted out; Denmark is covered|
|EP committee||Lehne report (A5-0179/2000) adopted by civil liberties committee; following reconsultation of EP, new Lehne report (A5-0056/2001) adopted at committee meeting of 6 Feb 2001|
|EP plenary||vote in favour with amendments, 3 July 2000 (OJ 2001 C 121/144); plenary voted in favour again with amendments on reconsultation, 1 Mar. 2001 (OJ 2001 C 277/167)|
|Council||discussion at 28 Sep. 2000 JHA Council; political agreement at 30 Nov/1 Dec. 2000 JHA Council; EP was reconsulted upon new version of text; adopted at 15/16 Mar. 2001 JHA Council. Regulation 539/2001
|Entry into force||10 April 2001 (Art. 8(1)); visa abolition for Romania deferred to later date (see Art. 8(2)); Commission report on this issue in June 2001 (COM (2001) 361, 29 June 2001); 27-28 Sep. 2001 JHA Council noted Commission's intention to propose visa abolition for Romania for Council to agree at meeting of 6-7 Dec. 2001; abolition agreed at that Council|
|Implementation||Commission reports: 2001: OJ 2001 C 363/21; 2003: OJ 2003 C 68/2|
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