|Proposal||by Commission (COM (2000) 592, 22 Sept 2000; OJ 2001 C 29 E/281); revised following EP vote (COM (2001) 234, 27 Apr. 2001; OJ 2001 C 240 E/101)|
|Legal base||Articles 61(c) and (d), 66 and 67 EC|
|Background||extends existing criminal law network to civil and commercial law|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland opted in; Denmark has automatic opt-out|
|EP committee||Kessler report (A5-0091/2001) adopted|
|EP plenary||vote in favour, 4 April 2001 (OJ 2002 L 21 E/330)|
|Council||introduced at 28 Sept 2000 JHA Council; adopted as 'A' point, 28/29 May 2001 JHA Council: Decision 2001/470/EC|
|Application date||1 Dec. 2002 (Art. 21)|
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