Freedom to travel

Legal base Articles 62(3) and 63(3) EC
Background would have replaced Articles 19-23 and 25 of Schengen Convention and Regulation 1091/2001 (1(a)(9) above), as well as Portuguese proposal for extended stays (see above)
Schengen builds on Schengen acquis
Flexibility position of UK, Ireland and Denmark not known
EP Kessler report (A5-0455/2001) adopted by committee, 18 Dec. 2001; plenary vote in favour on 5 Feb. 2002 (OJ 2002 C 284 E/103)
Council discussions stalled in working group in 2002
Status Commission announced intention to withdraw proposal, Sep. 2005 (COM (2005) 462, 27 Sep. 2005)



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