|Proposal||by Commission (COM (1999) 220, 4 May 1999; OJ 1999 C 247 E/1), later amended following EP vote (COM (2000) 151, 17 March 2000; OJ 2000 C 274 E/13)|
|Legal base||Articles 61(c) and 67(1) EC|
|Background||replaces Convention and Protocol (OJ 1998 C 221); would be replaced by broader proposal of May 2002 (see below)|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland have opted in; Denmark has requested separate intergovernmental agreement|
|EP committee||Gebhardt report approved (A5-0057/99)|
|EP plenary||approved with amendments 17 Nov 1999 (OJ 2000 C 189/91)|
|Economic and Social Committee||opinion issued (OJ 1999 C 368/23)|
|Council||adopted at May 2000 JHA Council: Regulation 1347/2000/EC
|Entry into force||1 March 2001 (see Article 46)|
|Implementation||Commission Reg. 1185/2002 (OJ 2002 L 173/3) alters list of national courts|
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