|Proposal||COM (2004) 835, 28 Dec. 2004|
|Legal base||Articles 62(2)(b)(ii) and 66 EC; qualified majority vote and co-decision with the EP|
|Schengen||builds on Schengen acquis|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland opted out; Denmark could apply as a matter of international law|
|EP||committee adoption of Ludford report, 8 May 2007 (A6-0194/2007); plenary vote 6 June 2007; first-reading co-decision deal with Council, April 2007|
|Council||24 Feb. 2005 JHA Council adopted conclusions; agreement on negotiation position with EP by JHA Council, April 2007; JHA Council supported deal with EP, June 2007; adopted by Agriculture Council, 23 June 2008|
|Entry into force||2 Sep. 2008 (Art. 51)|
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