|Proposal||by France as free-standing Convention (OJ 2000 C 243/11); later proposed as Protocol to 2000 Mutual Assistance Convention: Council doc 6060/01, 22 Feb. 2001|
|EP committee||Roure report (A5-0314/2000) agreed after committee meetings, 10 Oct 2000 and 24 Oct 2000|
|EP plenary||proposal supported, 14 Nov. 2000 (OJ 2001 C 223/92); EP was reconsulted on agreed Council text (see Council doc 10076/01, 29 June 2001); vote in favour of revised text, without committee report, on 4 Nov. 2001|
|Council||discussed at 17 Oct. 2000 JHA Council and 17 Oct. 2000 Ecofin/JHA Council; political agreement on several points; political agreement, 28/29 May 2001 JHA Council; 20 Sep. 2001 JHA Council stated intention to adopt Protocol after the EP’s new vote; signature of Protocol at Ecofin/JHA Council, 16 Oct. 2001: Protocol
|Entry into force
||March 2004 European Council called for ratification by Dec. 2004|
|Status to date
||requires ratification by a majority of the first 15 Member States to enter into force; ratified by twelve of them: all except Greece, Italy and Ireland; ratified by all ten Member States which joined the EU in 2004, except Estonia; entered into force on 5 Oct. 2005; in force in Romania and Bulgaria from 1 Dec. 2007 (OJ 2007 L 307/18)|
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