|Proposal||French, German and Belgian initiative (OJ 2001 C 328/12)|
|Background||German draft first issued back in spring 1999 (unpublished in OJ); wider than existing CIS Convention and its Protocols|
|EP||Hernandez Mollar report adopted by committee, 10 Dec. 2002 (A5-0450/2002); plenary vote in favour of report 18 Dec. 2002 (OJ 2004 C 31 E/171)|
|Council||discussions revived by French Presidency (Council doc 10656/00, 25 Jul 2000); adopted by JHA Council as ‘A’ point, 8 May 2003: Protocol
|Status to date
||entered into force on 15 Oct. 2007 after a majority of the first fifteen Member States ratified it; ratified by thirteen (all except Belgium and Ireland; among the first fifteen Member States, as well as all the Member States joining in 2004; in force in Romania and Bulgaria from 1 Dec. 2007 (OJ 2007 L 307/20)|
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