On 19th June EurActiv reported that the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator says that the UK needs a reality check and will not be able to remain part of the European Arrest Warrant after it leaves the EU.  Michel Barnier issued a blunt warning that the UK would not enjoy the same access to police, judicial and security instruments when the 21-month transition period that follows its formal departure from the EU ends in December 2020.  The UK proposal would involve the UK remaining part of Europol, the agency which co-ordinates police intelligence across the EU, and the European Arrest Warrant, which allows criminal suspects to be extradited to face trial in another EU country.  However, Barnier insisted that this would not be possible.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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