In a major speech in Munich, Germany, the Prime Minister will on Saturday issue her strongest warning since triggering Article 50 that the safety of both British and European citizens will be threatened if a deal on security can not be reached.
It will hear from world leaders, security experts and tech bosses, including former Google chairman Eric Schmidt, Microsoft president Brad Smith and Facebook’s chief security officer Alex Stamos. “Turkey is now part of a partial customs union with the EU, and there is momentum on both sides in favor of complementing this with a wide-ranging free trade agreement”, the report said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Theresa May will sit down for Brexit negotiations on Friday… but the UK’s PM could be in for an icy reception if her mocking by the German leader in Davos is anything to go by. If not, the United Kingdom will lose access to law enforcement databases, such as the Schengen Information System, which is critical for fighting organised crime and terrorism and for checking people at our borders.
Key initiatives include the European Arrest Warrant – under which suspects can be speedily extradited between member states – Europol, the EU intelligence agency, and the Schengen Information System of real-time alerts about suspects. The British Government has proposed a deep and special partnership with the European Union after Brexit, including a comprehensive free trade agreement.
At the same time, she asked the European Union to respect Britain’s “unique status”, whether it concerned its strict data protection laws or its defense and security capabilities.
Britain will pull out of a major foreign policy arrangement as soon as possible after Brexit, Theresa May has announced.
On the British side, it appears that the proposal is likely to gain support from cabinet and government officials.
In addition, the European Union is also set to further strengthen its external action on counter-terrorism, enhancing Europol’s cooperation with third countries, and looking to open negotiations for counter-terror agreements with Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey. “So far I haven’t seen any progress than can really reassure me”.
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Jeremy Corbyn said: “If the prime minister wants to be taken seriously on keeping people safe, she should stop making veiled threats to our European neighbours and concentrate on safeguarding common European security and Britain’s continued membership of Europol”.
“We want to emancipate ourselves in defense and security policy issues”, he said, adding that it didn’t mean against North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or United States.