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Proposal: COM (2016) 142, 9 Mar 2016
Flexibility: UK and Ireland had to opt out; Denmark covered as international law
EP: draft report supports proposal, June 2016; committee vote in favour Sep 2016; committee supports deal, Jan 2017; plenary vote in favour, 2 Feb 2017
Council: discussed at June 2016 JHA Council; agreed with EP, Dec 2016; adopted Feb 2017
Entry into force: 28 March 2017 (Art 2)
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