|Proposal||from Commission: COM (2007) 249, 15 May 2007|
|Legal base||Article 63(3)(b) EC|
|Flexibility||UK has opted out; Ireland not yet decided on opting out; Denmark could apply as international law|
|EP||Fava report adopted 27 Jan. 2009 (A6-0026/2009); EP and Council have reached first-reading agreement; debate in plenary, 4 Feb. 2009; plenary vote 19 Feb. 2009|
|Council||presented at JHA Council, June 2007; discussed at back-to-back JHA/employment Councils, Dec. 2007; discussed at July 2008 JHA Council; adopted by Agriculture Council, 25 May 2009|
|Deadline to apply||20 July 2011 (Art. 17(1))|
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