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[OJ 2001 L 12/1]
Proposal by Commission (COM (1999) 348, 14 July 1999; OJ 1999 C 376 E/1; revised after EP vote: COM (2000) 689, 26 Oct 2000; OJ 2001 C 62 E/243)
Legal base Article 61(c) EC
Background replaces Brussels I Convention and Protocol in force since 1971 and amended four times, consolidated version OJ 1998 C 27/1 (see Art. 68)
Flexibility UK and Ireland opted in; Denmark has requested separate agreement
EP committee legal affairs committee rejected draft Wallis report in spring 2000; agreed report at meeting (A5-0253/00), 4 Sep. 2000
EP plenary approved proposal with fewer amendments than in legal affairs committee report, 21 Sep. 2000 (OJ 2001 C 146/94)
Economic and Social Committee opinion issued at plenary session, Mar. 1-2/2000 (OJ 2000 C 117)
Council agreed in principle at 30 Nov./1 Dec. 2000 JHA Council; adopted formally at Telecoms Council, 22 Dec. 2000: Regulation 44/2001/EC
Entry into force 1 March 2002 (Art. 76; see Art. 66 on transition from Brussels Convention)
Implementation Commission Reg. 1496/2002 (OJ 2002 L 225/13) alters list of national courts, as does Commission Reg. 2245/2004 (OJ 2004 L 381/10)
Implementation report COM (2009) 174, 21 April 2009

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