- The former EU security commissioner has claimed that British intelligence on terrorists and serious criminals will be removed from the EU database in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
- Sir Julian King, Britain’s last commissioner in Brussels, said Britain would immediately lose access to a range of EU databases that share data about EU criminals.
- ‘Britain [security] King said that the data that was held in the EU system would in fact be removed, if you do not make any data sufficiency arrangements for data sharing.
- Britain and the European Union seem to be coming close to agreeing on the Brexit Agreement, but Brussels and London have warned that a number of thorny issues need to be resolved before any agreement can be signed.
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A former EU commissioner has claimed that in the event of a nut-deal Brexit, British intelligence collected on terrorists and other criminals will be removed.
The former EU security commissioner and high-ranking British diplomat, Sir Julian King, said on Wednesday that the UK government would lose access to several EU databases if a post-Brexit agreement with Brussels was not agreed.
“Britain [intelligence] Data placed in the EU system can actually be deleted, if you do not make any data sufficiency arrangements for data sharing, ”King said in a briefing organized by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), reported by comments In the comments made. Guardian.
He added that Britain would be separated from the European Criminal Records Information System, a database that shares information about prior convictions of offenders in all EU countries, as well as others.
John Scarlett, former head of the UK foreign intelligence service MI6, warned on the same incident that retaliation would be difficult in the event that Britain leaves the EU without a deal.
“If there is a weakening of data capacity and data exchange capacity in the European Union and the UK, and subsequent discovery capacity, obviously[…]The Financial Times report states that Islamic jihadi weakens our ability to respond to the threat.
Brussels officials told the Guardian newspaper that Britain would not have direct access to the EU’s large criminal database called the Schengen information system, even if both sides agreed to a settlement.
They say that non-EU members who are not signed up for the free movement cannot legally access the information. But British officials hope they can agree to a more basic, data-sharing system in the event of a similar, one-off deal.
King’s comments seek to finalize the terms of the Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union, including trade and other arrangements that have made reasonable progress in recent weeks.
Both sides want to agree to the terms of an agreement before the European Union Council in mid-October, but there are significant sticking points in areas including fishing and state aid provisions.
Boris Johnson then passed legislation on Tuesday, reverting to parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement signed in November.
Johnson claimed that the move was necessary to ensure the continuity of goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, but critics said that the move, along with being illegal under international law, was a result of bad faith in negotiations Represented the act.
Germany’s Europe minister Michael Roth wrote in an open letter published this week by Der Spiegel that it was not helpful for Britain to “play the game” and urged Boris Johnson to compromise on some of its red lines in the negotiations .
Roth said: “With mutual trust and good will, with both parties ready to compromise, a fair deal is still possible.
“But it’s not helpful to play the game. There are no winners and losers in the kind of deal we are after. What we need now is British super-practicality, in which we were always a little jealous.” . ”
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