|Proposal||from Commission: COM (2006) 269, 31 May 2006 ; Commission response to Council common position, COM (2009) 109, 6 March 2009|
|Legal base||Article 62(2)(b)(ii) EC; qualified majority vote and co-decision with the EP|
|Schengen||builds on Schengen acquis|
|Flexibility||and had to opt out; will likely apply as a matter of international law|
|EP||committee vote in favour of Ludford report (A6-0459/2007), 20 Nov. 2007 ; first-reading plenary vote, 9 July 2008; second-reading deal agreed with Council; Ludford report for second reading approved by committee, 16 Mar. 2009 (A6-0143/2009); second-reading plenary vote approved common position, 25 March 2009|
introduced at JHA Council 1-2 June 2006; common position adopted by Competitiveness Council, 5 Mar. 2009; Regulation
|Entry into force||29 May 2009 (Art. 3)|
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