|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2001) 157, 23 Mar. 2001; OJ 2001 C 180 E/304)|
|Legal base||Article 63(3) EC|
|Background||replaces 1997 Joint Action on this subject (1997/11/JHA, OJ 1997 L 7/1)|
|Flexibility||UK has opted in; Ireland has opted out; Denmark has opted in as matter of international law (Council doc. 14807/03, 14 Nov. 2003)|
|EP committee||Sousa Pinto report (A5-0445/2001) adopted following committee meeting of 3&4 Dec. 2001|
|EP plenary||vote in favour without debate 12 Dec. 2001 (OJ 2002 C 177 E/129)|
|Council||adopted as 'A' point, JHA Council 13 June 2002: Regulation 1030/2002
|Entry into force||15 June 2002 (Art. 10)|
|Application date||one year after adoption of implementing rules (Art. 9)
|Implementation||Commission act adopted 14 Aug. 2002 (unpublished; see Scoreboard, COM (2002) 738, 16 Dec. 2002)|
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