|Proposal||by Commission (COM (2001) 127, 13 Mar. 2001; OJ 2001 C 240 E/79)|
|Legal base||Articles 63(3)(a) and 63(4) EC|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland opted out; Denmark has automatic opt-out
|EP committee||Ludford report approved 22 Nov. 2001 (A5-0436/2001)|
|EP plenary||vote on 5 February 2002 (OJ 2002 C 284 E/94)|
|Economic and Social Committee||opinion adopted on 17/18 Oct 2001 (OJ 2002 C 36/59)|
|Council||earlier inconclusive discussions on Council Conclusions during French Presidency; June 2002 Seville European Council set deadline to agree by Dec. 2003; discussed at JHA Council, 14/15 Oct 2002; broad agreement on part of Directive at 8 May 2003 JHA Council; political agreement at JHA Council, 5-6 June 2003; adopted as 'A' point by Ecofin Council, 25 Nov. 2003: Directive 2003/109
|Implementation date||23 Jan. 2006 (Art. 26)|
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