Article Comparison - Convention drawn up on the basis of Article K.3 of the Treaty on European Union, relating to simplified extradition procedure between the Member States of the European Union
1. Surrender shall take place within 20 days of the date on which the extradition decision was notified under the conditions laid down in Article 10 (2).
2. After the deadline laid down in paragraph 1, if the person is being held, he shall be released on the territory of the requested State.
3. Should surrender of the person within the deadline laid down in paragraph 1 be prevented by circumstances beyond its control, the authority concerned referred to in Article 10 (1) shall so inform the other authority. The two authorities shall agree on a new surrender date. In that event, surrender will take place within 20 days of the new date thus agreed. If the person in question is still being held after expiry of this period, he shall be released.
4. Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this Article shall not apply in cases where the requested State wishes to make use of Article 19 of the European Convention on Extradition.