|Proposal||from Commission: COM (2007) 638, 23 Oct. 2007; Commission response to Council first reading: COM (2011) 832, 25 Nov. 2011|
|Legal base||Article 79 TFEU|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland opted out; Denmark automatically excluded; new Member States would be covered immediately|
|EP||Gaubert report adopted by committee (A6-0431/2008); plenary vote 19 Nov. 2008; Mathieu report adopted by committee, 28 Sep. 2010 (A7-0265/2010); new plenary vote to reject proposal, 14 Dec. 2010; new civil liberties committee vote, 3 Feb. 2011; new employment committee vote 16 Mar. 2011; plenary vote in favour of proposal with amendments, 24 March 2011; vote on second reading recommendation in committee, 5 Dec. 2011 (A7-0434/2011); plenary approved Council position at second reading, 13 Dec. 2011|
debate at 8-9 Nov. 2007 JHA Council; working group discussions started in Jan. 2008; report to Nov. 2008 JHA Council; discussed at April 2009 JHA Council; discussed at JHA Council, June 2011; early second reading deal with EP, June 2011; agreement discussed at Oct. 2011 JHA Council; first-reading position adopted by TTE Council, 24 Nov. 2011; Directive 2011/98/EU
|Deadline for implementation||25 Dec. 2013 (Art. 16(1))|
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