|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2002) 679, 28 Nov. 2002)|
|Background||adds Ecuador to visa 'blacklist' and makes technical changes to Reg. 539/2001|
|Schengen||builds on Schengen acquis|
|Flexibility||UK & Ireland opt out; Denmark covered as EC law matter|
||Hernandez Mollar report approved by committee (A5-0005/2003); plenary vote 11 Feb. 2003 (OJ 2004 C 43 E/59)|
|Council||political agreement on text at JHA Council/Mixed Committee, 19 Dec. 2002; adopted by 6 March 2003 Employment, Health and Consumer Council as 'A' point: Regulation 453/2003
|Entry into force||3 Apr. 2003 (Art. 3(1)); new visa requirement applies from 1 June 2003 (Art. 3(2))|
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