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Proposal by Commission (COM (1999) 219, 4 May 1999; OJ 1999 C 247 E/11), later amended following EP vote (COM (2000) 75, 29 March 2000; OJ 2000 C 311 E/112)
Legal base Articles 61(c) and 67(1) EC
Background replaces Convention and Protocol (OJ 1997 C 261)
Flexibility UK and Ireland have opted in; Denmark has requested separate intergovernmental agreement
EP committee Lechner report approved (A5-0060/99)
EP plenary proposal approved with amendments 17 Nov. 1999 (OJ 2000 C 189/88)
Economic and Social Committee opinion issued (OJ 1999 C 368/47)
Council approved at 2 Dec. 1999 JHA Council except for territorial scope; changed to form of Regulation; adopted at May 2000 JHA Council: Regulation 1348/2000/EC
Entry into force 31 May 2001 (see Article 25)
Implementation see information published in OJ 2001 C 151/4, OJ 2001 C 202/10 and OJ 2001 C 282/2; Implementation report published (COM (2004) 603, 1 Oct. 2004)


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