|Proposal||from Commission: COM (2008) 893, 23 Dec. 2008|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland opted in|
|EP||draft Deprez report adopted by committee, 16 April 2009 (A6-0265/2009); plenary vote, 7 May 2009|
|Council||first-reading deal with EP; political agreement at June 2009 JHA Council; adopted by 7 July 2009 Ecofin Council|
|Entry into force||20 Aug. 2009 (Art. 15)|
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