26 July 2006
|Proposal||from Commission (COM (2003) 687, 11 Nov. 2003)|
|Legal base||Articles 62(2)(b) and 66 EC|
|Schengen||builds on Schengen acquis|
|Flexibility||UK attempted to opt in (unsuccessfully); Ireland opted out; Denmark could opt in as matter of international law|
|EP||von Botticher report adopted 19 Feb. 2004 (A5-0093/2004); plenary vote 9 March 2004|
|Council||conclusions agreed by 28/29 Nov. 2003 JHA Council/Mixed Committee; March 2004 European Council called for adoption by May 2004; 30 March 2004 JHA Council/Mixed Committee reached 'political agreement'; adopted as 'A' point by JHA Council, 25/26 Oct. 2004: Regulation 2007/2004|
|Entry into force||26 Nov. 2004 (Art 34)|
|Application date||1 May 2005 (Art 34)|
|Court of Justice||the UK’s challenge to the validity of the decision to reject its application to opt in was unsuccessful (Case C-77/05, UK v Council, judgment of 18 Dec. 2007)|
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