EU demands access to British police files: Forces will be ordered to hand over documents on investigations or face finesThe EU’s crime intelligence agency would be allowed access to private filesEuropol could insist chief constables disclose evidence from criminal casesThis could include witness statements, DNA samples and fingerprints By Ian Drury PUBLISHED: 23:45 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:33 GMT, 19 April 2013 British police forces will be forced to hand sensitive details of criminal investigations to Brussels or risk a massive fine. In a controversial move, the European Union’s crime intelligence agency would be allowed to demand access to private police files. Europol could insist chief constables disclose evidence from criminal cases, witness statements, DNA samples, fingerprints and other data
Brussels plot to make Britain a second-class member of the EU denying country our veto and MEP seats Federalists suggest creating 'associate member' status for BritainLib Dem MEP Andrew Duff says UK is 'continual impediment' to integrationDavid Cameron due to give landmark Europe speech within weeks | UPDATED: 00:42 GMT, 1 January 2013 Britain could become a ‘second-class’ member of the European Union under plans floated in Brussels yesterday. An influential group of European federalists, who want to see Brussels given even greater powers, is suggesting the UK is relegated to ‘associate member’ status. The move would see Britain remain part of the single market but freed from much of the social legislation and bureaucracy associated with full EU membership
Britain could quit the EU and 'still be friends', admits the former European Commission presidentJacques Delors' u-turn after trying to force European federalism on UKHe suggested Britain could be EU 'partner' instead of fully fledged member | UPDATED: 10:42 GMT, 29 December 2012 U-turn: Jacques Delors' change of heart comes 22 years after he infuriated Eurosceptics by trying to force European federalism on the UK Britain could negotiate a looser relationship with the EU under plans floated by a key architect of the European project.