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Extradition: EU Countries

Question for Home Office

UIN HL13800, tabled on 18 February 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to negotiate new post-Brexit extradition arrangements with EU countries.

Answered on

4 March 2019

The UK is seeking a comprehensive security relationship with the EU which preserves mutually important operational capabilities that enable the UK and EU to continue to work together to combat fast evolving security threats.

The Political Declaration agreed between the EU and UK, published on 26 November 2018, recognises that both the UK and the EU want a strong future relationship on internal security. The text specifically reflects a number of areas such as extradition that should be included in the future partnership.

Before the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in March 2019, both sides will undertake preparatory work to enable formal negotiations to begin as soon as possible following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. There will be a clear programme to deliver this timetable, which will include the structure and schedule of negotiations.

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