|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2000) 303, 24 May 2000; OJ 2000 C 311 E/251)|
|Legal base||Article 63(2) EC|
|Background||replaces prior proposal for Joint Action from 1997 (COM (97) 93, 5 March 1997), amended in 1998 (COM (98) 372, 24 June 1998; OJ 1998 C 268), but never adopted|
|Flexibility||UK opted in; Denmark has automatic opt-out; Ireland applied later (Commission Decision 2003/690, OJ 2003 L 251/23) and must apply from 31 Dec. 2003 (Art. 2 of Decision)|
|EP committee||Wiebenga report approved following 26 Feb. 2001 meeting of civil liberties committee (A5-0077/2001)|
|EP plenary||approved proposal with amendments, 13 Mar. 2001 (OJ 2001 C 343)|
|Economic and Social Committee||vote at March 2001 session (OJ 2001 C 155/21)|
|Committee of the Regions||vote at June 2001 session (OJ 2001 C 357/6)|
|Council||presented at May 2000 JHA Council; discussed at 15/16 Mar. 2001 JHA Council; political agreement at 28/29 May 2001 JHA Council; adopted by 20 July 2001 Budget Council: Directive 2001/55
|Implementation date||31 December 2002 (Art. 32(1)); 20 Sep. 2001 JHA Council asked Commission and Member States to examine scope for possible provisional application|
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