Border agency (EU border police)

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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