|Legal base||Article 63(1)(d) EC|
|Flexibility||UK has opted in; position of Ireland not known; Denmark has automatic opt-out|
|EP||Schmidt committee report adopted (A5-0210/2003) June 2003; plenary vote rejected, 23 Sep. 2003|
||proposal discussed at Nov. 2002 JHA Council; limited interest as Council preferred to concentrate on Directive on asylum procedures|
|Status||proposal lapsed 1 May 2004 when transition period in Article 67 EC expired
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