If the EP approves the agreement by a simple majority, it will have to be adopted by the EU by the overqualified majority of the European Council of the remaining 27 Member States (20 from the other EU-27 representing 65% of the EU-27 population).  Europol, partners and agreements, www.europol.europa.eu. Denmark, an EU member state, has exercised exemption measures under post-Lisbon EUROPEAN UNION legislation, which formally excluded it from Europol.  However, a bespoke agreement with the Commission in 2017 designated Denmark as a third country and was therefore able to negotiate a cooperation agreement with Europol.  Unlike agreements with other third countries, Denmark has better access to information and some opportunity to participate in meetings and the board of directors.  In accordance with Article 10 of the Convention, Denmark does not have direct access to Europol databases. However, Article 10, paragraph 6, facilitates the strengthening of the exchange of information, including Danish-language staff in the processing of applications.  In addition, Article 8 authorizes, at Denmark`s invitation, participation in “meetings of the heads of the national bodies of Europol” and participation on the board of directors as a “non-voting observer”.  In May 2020, there were no dramatic changes. The 2019 Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (Withdrawal Agreement) provides for measures in which the United Kingdom can participate until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 (or until the agreed extension of the transition period).
These include, for example, the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), the Joint Investigation Teams (JT) and Europol, as well as its application for the Secure Information Exchange Network (SIENA). This transition period gives time to negotiate future relations between the UK and the EU. Right now, it is difficult to know exactly what it will look like. However, an analysis of the language of political leaders and negotiators, combined with the UK`s knowledge of the use of cooperation instruments and the understanding of existing cooperation agreements between the EU and third countries, as well as the authors` interviews with police and justice experts, allow estimates to be tested.