Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Internal security: a shared aim?
A shared aim
The UK Government’s position
The EU’s position
The draft Withdrawal Agreement
The ‘political declaration’
The future UK-EU relationship
Chapter 3: Current UK-EU security cooperation
Box 1: A brief summary of European cooperation on Justice and Home Affairs
Key JHA measures
Key principles of JHA cooperation
Box 2: Existing UK-EU cooperation on policing and criminal law: an overview
Operational importance of existing arrangements
Chapter 4: Security cooperation during the transition period
JHA measures during transition
Extradition during transition
Chapter 5: The UK as a third country—consequences for security cooperation
The UK’s influence on security cooperation post-Brexit
Precedents for security cooperation between the EU and third countries
No precedent for an EU-third country agreement
Precedent for EU-third country agreement for Schengen Associated States only
Precedent for EU-third country agreement (significant capability gap)
Precedent for EU-third country agreements (smaller capability gap)
The Government’s view
Access to Europol
Progress of negotiations
Chapter 6: A security treaty?
Why a treaty?
Box 3: Outline of a possible UK-EU security treaty
What should the treaty prioritise?
Ratification of mixed agreements
Box 4: Mixed agreements: ratification
Data protection and the need for adequacy
Court of Justice of the European Union
Chapter 7: Northern Ireland and the proposed security treaty
The European Arrest Warrant
Alternative models of extradition
Summary of conclusions and recommendations
Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest
Appendix 2: List of witnesses
Appendix 3: Call for evidence
Evidence is published online at https://www.parliament.uk/uk-eu-proposed-secrurity-treaty/ and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 3074).
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