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Would the UK still be able to use the European Arrest Warrant? How would criminals be extradited between the EU and the UK?

Would the UK still be able to use the European Arrest Warrant? How would criminals be extradited between the EU and the UK?

The European Arrest Warrant is an internal EU instrument, used exclusively among Member States. Therefore, it will no longer be used with the UK. The draft negotiating directives propose new and effective arrangements between the United...

Will our data still be safe if transferred to the UK and processed there?

Will our data still be safe if transferred to the UK and processed there?

In view of the importance of data flows, the envisaged partnership should be underpinned by a high level of personal data protection. The adoption by the Union of adequacy decisions, if the applicable conditions are met,...

Will the United Kingdom be able to continue to participate in EU regulatory agencies as a third country?

Will the United Kingdom be able to continue to participate in EU regulatory agencies as a third country?

No. These agencies have been set up to support the EU and its Member States to develop and implement EU rules. A third country leaving these rules, and their supervision, can no longer participate in these...

What about Erasmus?

What about Erasmus?

Activities under the current Erasmus+ (2014-2020) programme are covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, and will continue without interruption until their closure. For the future Erasmus programme, under the next Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027) it will depend...

Union programmes: will the UK still get grants and subsidies from the EU? Will they contribute to the EU budget?

Union programmes: will the UK still get grants and subsidies from the EU? Will they contribute to the EU budget?

As set out in the Withdrawal Agreement, UK beneficiaries will continue to benefit from programmes under the Multi-annual framework for 2014-2020, even where this continues after the end of the transition period. The UK will be...

What happens if there is no agreement on fisheries by July 2020?

What happens if there is no agreement on fisheries by July 2020?

The Political Declaration includes a joint commitment on best endeavours to reach an agreement on fisheries by 1 July 2020. The time to negotiate such an agreement will be very short (four months), but it is...

Will the EU impose tariffs on UK fisheries products?

Will the EU impose tariffs on UK fisheries products?

The envisaged partnership should include, in its economic part, provisions on fisheries setting out a framework for the management of shared fish stocks, as well as the conditions on access to waters and resources. The intention...

Will EU fishermen continue to have access to UK waters?

Will EU fishermen continue to have access to UK waters?

Access to each other’s waters will be negotiated as part of the provisions on fisheries, which should provide for continued reciprocal access, in line with the objectives set out in the March 2018 European Council Guidelines.

Will the UK continue to participate in the ETS system?

Will the UK continue to participate in the ETS system?

In line with the Political Declaration, the negotiating directives foresee the possibility of a so-called linking agreement by which the EU and the UK could link their respective emission trading systems.

What about climate change?

What about climate change?

In the introductory paragraphs of the negotiating directives, five binding political clauses underpinning the all-encompassing relationships between the EU and third countries are highlighted, namely: the respect for and safeguarding of human rights, democracy and the...