|Proposal||Initiative of Belgium (see Council docs 10463/01, 25 June 2001, 10899/01, 13 July 2001, and 12796/01, 16 Oct. 2001, all online in Council Register)|
|Legal base||Regs. 789/2001 and 790/2001|
|Background||clarifies that fees are charged for considering visa applications, not for the visa itself, and exempts family members of EC nationals from fees
|Schengen||builds on Schengen acquis|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland have opted out; Denmark decided to apply as international law measure (Council doc. 9963/02, 20 June 2002)
||was not consulted due to Regs. 789/2001 and 790/2001
|Council||supported by Mixed Committee, 6/7 Dec. 2001; adopted by Internal Market Council, 20 Dec. 2001: Decision 2002/44/EC
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