negotiation mandate by Commission, Nov. 2008; mandate for negotiation approved by JHA Council, 4 June 2009; proposed signature and conclusion: COM (2012) 559 and 560, 25 Sep. 2012 (visa facilitation) and COM (2012) 557 and 558, 25 Sep. 2012 (readmission); Council agreed to sign visa treaty, Oct. 2012 (OJ 2012 L 288; DEC 2012/649/EU); visa treaty signed, 29 Oct. 2012; General Affairs Council agreed to sign readmission treaty, 4 Feb. 2013 (OJ 2013 L 37/1); Decision 2013/77/EU; readmission treaty signed, 19 April 2013; EP rapporteur is Gabriel
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