|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2004) 99, 12 Feb. 2004)|
||Article 66 EC; subject to qualified majority vote in Council after 1 May 2004|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland opted out; Denmark can opt in as matter of international law|
||Coelho report (A5-0262/2004) calls for rejection; supported by plenary vote, 20 April 2004|
|Council||discussions started at meeting of visa working party, 11-12 Mar. 2004; March 2004 European Council called for work to be taken forward; adopted by JHA Council, 8 June 2004: Decision 2004/512/EC
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