Airport transit visas

Legal base Article 63(3)(b) EC
Background replaces Joint Action proposed by Austrian Presidency in 1998 but not agreed; would replace existing 1996 Joint Action (OJ 1996 L 63)
Schengen arguably builds on Schengen acquis
Flexibility position of UK, Ireland and Denmark not yet known
EP no EP plenary vote or committee report yet
Council no discussion at JHA Council; discussions in working group apparently ended late 1999/early 2000
Status proposal lapsed 1 May 2004 when transition period in Article 67 EC expired



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