|Initiative||by Finland and Germany (OJ 1999 C 221/8)|
|Legal base||Articles 61(c) and 67(1) EC|
|Background||replaces Convention and Protocol, agreed 1995 except by UK, unpublished in OJ|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland have opted in; Denmark has requested separate intergovernmental agreement|
|EP committee||legal affairs committee report (A5-0039/00) approved proposal with amendments|
|EP plenary||approved 2 March 2000 (OJ 2000 C 346/80)|
|Economic and Social Committee||opinion issued 26 Jan. 2000|
|Council||agreed in principle at 2 Dec. 1999 JHA Council except for territorial scope; adopted at May 2000 JHA Council: Regulation 1346/2000/EC
|Entry into force||31 May 2002 (see Article 47)|
||proposal by Commission to amend Annexes (COM (2004) 827, 22 Dec. 2004)
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