Brexit deal on security is blocked by France
Francis Elliott, Political Editor
- Global politics
France is blocking Britainâs attempt to remain part of a European Union security system that helps to identify foreign criminals and is designed to keep the public safe.
The government wants a guarantee that it can continue to access and share vital DNA, fingerprint an d vehicle information with other European countries after Brexit.
Ministers have said that Britainâs participation in the so-called PrÃ¼m Convention is âclearly in the national interestâ. The system allowed French and Belgian authorities to identify the terrorists responsible for the Paris attacks in November 2015.
Britain has been rebuffed, however, with France leading the resistance at a recent meeting to its efforts to join a âPrÃ¼m 2â. A senior government figure said: âNormally France is quite helpful when it comes toâ¦Source: Google News