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Press release from Ministry of Justice

Proposal for supplementary provisions to the agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom

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The Government has today presented a bill to the Riksdag containing certain supplementary provisions on law enforcement and police cooperation to the agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom.

The proposals concern cooperation on the surrender of suspected or convicted persons and enforcement of decisions on confiscation of property.

Surrender of suspected or convicted persons will primarily be carried out in the same manner as under the European arrest warrant. In contrast to the cooperation within the EU, the proposals stipulate that Sweden will not surrender its own citizens to the UK and that surrender for political offences may be refused.

The supplementary proposal also means that prosecutors will be competent to issue arrest warrants in Sweden, and that prosecutors and general courts will be competent to decide on surrender cases to and from Sweden.

Supplementary rules are also proposed to the cooperation concerning enforcement of decisions on confiscation of property in both Sweden and the UK. This means for example that the Swedish Enforcement Authority can request that a Swedish decision on confiscation is to be enforced in the UK.

It is proposed that the legislative amendments enter into force on 15 July 2021.

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