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European Arrest Warrant (EAW)
Article 18

Article 18 — Situation pending the decision

  1. Where the European arrest warrant has been issued for the purpose of conducting a criminal prosecution, the executing judicial authority must:
    1. either agree that the requested person should be heard according to Article 19;
    2. or agree to the temporary transfer of the requested person.
  2. The conditions and the duration of the temporary transfer shall be determined by mutual agreement between the issuing and executing judicial authorities.
  3. In the case of temporary transfer, the person must be able to return to the executing Member State to attend hearings concerning him or her as part of the surrender procedure.