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The UK is no longer in the European Arrest Warrant system and so a EAW cannot be issued for someone in the UK: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/feb/27/uk-to-withdraw-from-european-arrest-warrant
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There is a separate EU-UK agreement on surrender agreement which still has provisions for an arrest warrant but under the new treaty so it is not an EAW but a surrender treaty arrest warrant. Given his conviction the Romanian Authorities could ask the UK to issue an arrest warrant for your friend and ask he be deported to Romania to got to prison as per his sentence. I trust this assists you in understanding your position however, should you have any supplementary inquiries, do not hesitate to ask and I will look to clarify or expand on my previous response.