|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2001) 181, 3 Apr. 2001; OJ 2001 C 213 E/286)|
|Legal base||Article 63(1)(b) EC|
|Background||issue previously discussed at 28 Sep. 2000 JHA Council; Council adopted conclusions on this issue at 30 Nov./1 Dec. 2000 JHA Council|
|Flexibility||UK has opted in (Council doc. 11424/01); position of Ireland not yet known; Denmark has automatic opt-out|
|EP committee||Hernandez Mollar report adopted Apr. 2002 (A5-0112/2002); plenary vote, 25 Apr. 2002 (OJ 2003 C 131 E/119)|
|Council||‘common understanding’ reached, 25/26 Apr. 2002 JHA Council; discussed at JHA Council, 14/15 Oct. 2002; adopted as 'A' point, External Relations Council 27 Jan. 2003: Directive 2003/9
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