|Legal base||Article 63(3)(b) EC|
|Background||replaces Joint Action proposed by Austrian Presidency in 1998 but not agreed; would replace existing 1996 Joint Action (OJ 1996 L 63)|
|Schengen||arguably builds on Schengen acquis|
|Flexibility||position of UK, Ireland and Denmark not yet known|
|EP||no EP plenary vote or committee report yet|
|Council||no discussion at JHA Council; discussions in working group apparently ended late 1999/early 2000|
|Status||proposal lapsed 1 May 2004 when transition period in Article 67 EC expired|
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