|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2004) 173, 19 Mar. 2004); revised proposal following EP first reading vote (COM (2006) 57, 7 Feb. 2006); Commission response to Common Position (COM (2006) 374, 4 July 2006); Commission response to EP second reading amendments (COM (2006) 797, 6 Dec. 2006)|
|Legal base||Article 61(c) EC|
|Flexibility||Denmark has automatic opt-out; UK and Ireland opted in|
|EP||committee adopted McCarthy report 14 July 2005 (A6-0240/2005); plenary vote 13 Dec. 2005; committee vote on 2nd reading, 3 Oct. 2006; plenary 2nd reading vote 25 Oct. 2006|
|Council||working group began discussions, May 2004; orientation debate at JHA Council, April 2005; political agreement at JHA Council, 1-2 Dec. 2005; text agreed at JHA Council, 21 Feb. 2006; Common Position adopted by written procedure, 30 June 2006; approval of EP amendments by Transport Council, 11 Dec. 2006: Regulation 1896/2006/EC|
|Application date||12 Dec. 2008 (Art. 33)|
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