Freezing of assets and evidence

Proposal from France, Sweden and Belgium (OJ 2001 C 75/3; Council doc. 13986/00, 30 Nov. 2000)
EP committee Marinho report agreed 11 July 2001; second Marinho report following reconsultation of EP adopted (A5-0172/2002), 14 May 2002
EP plenary vote in favour with amendments on 20 Sep. 2001 (OJ 2002 C 77 E/91); plenary reconsultation vote in favour with amendments on 11 June 2002 (OJ 2003 C 261 E/91)
Council JHA Council of 20 Sep. 2001 stated that it would adopt proposal as soon as possible after EP vote; discussion at 16 Oct. 2001 JHA/Ecofin and JHA Councils; intention to adopt at 6/7 Dec. 2001 JHA Council (see Council doc. 12800/01), but not agreed then; ‘political understanding’ reached at JHA Council, 28 Feb. 2002 (Council doc. 6980/02); adopted as 'A' point by Agriculture/Fisheries Council, 22 July 2003; Decision 2003/577/JHA
Implementation date 14 August 2005 (Art. 14(1))

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