|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2005) 56, 23 Feb. 2005)|
||COM (2003) 502, 14 Aug. 2003 (now withdrawn)|
||Article 62(2)(a) and 2(b)(ii) and (iv) EC|
||builds on Schengen acquis|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland would opt out; Denmark could opt in as matter of international law|
||(2003 proposals) adoption of Cerdeira Morterero report (A5-0142/2004) and Earl of Stockton report (A5-0141/2004) by committee, 9 March 2004; plenary votes 20 April 2004; (2005 proposal) Brejc report adopted by committee 13 Dec. 2005 (A6-0406/2005); plenary vote 16 Jan. 2006|
|Council||first-reading agreement between EP and Council; adopted by JHA Council, 5-6 Oct. 2006; Regulation
|Entry into force||19 Jan. 2007 (Art. 21)|
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