I represented the United Kingdom at the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council in Luxembourg on
The principal issue considered was the intended scope of the warrant, in particular the abolition of dual criminality for offences covered by the framework decision.
Member states expressed a range of views on dual criminality and on the way in which offences should be defined for the purpose of operating the warrant.
The Council also noted the work in hand to identify the appropriate procedures for serving and enforcing the European arrest warrant.
Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism
The Council examined two aspects of the draft framework decision on combating terrorism: penalties and jurisdiction.
A number of member states expressed difficulty over the Commission's proposal for common minimum/maximum penalties for those terrorist offences defined in the framework decision.
On jurisdiction, member states expressed concern about possible conflicts of jurisdiction if extra-territorial jurisdiction within the European Union were provided for.
The Presidency concluded that further work should be undertaken and that these issues should be discussed again at the Justice and Home Affairs Council on