Frequently Asked Questions - How will independence improve Scotland’s justice agencies’ work with their counterparts in the EU and internationally?
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Scotland’s police and prosecutors already work effectively with their counterparts in other European countries and through EU bodies, such as Europol.
The Scottish Government opposes Westminster’s plans to opt-out of EU agreements that put at risk access to the European Arrest Warrant and other practical cross-border measures for Scottish justice agencies.
Following independence, Scotland will no longer have to rely on representation on international bodies via Westminster. As an independent EU member state, Scotland will have its own voice in the development of EU justice and home affairs policy and legislation.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.