Brexit BEGINS: UK set to quit EUROPOL first before EU police force launches expansion

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Paul Martin

BRITAIN is preparing to leave the European Union (EU) one organisation at a time – with the first aim of quitting the bloc’s police force.

By VICKIIE OLIPHANT
Express.co.uk
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Europol is to be the first to experience ‘life after Brexit’ after the UK voted to leave the union in June.

Experts believe the most likely outcome will be Britain will seek to opt-out the agency in the coming months.

The key decision comes about because UK officials must decide if they want to sign up to the new rules to expand the law enforcement agency’s powers – or choose to leave now.

Claude Moraes, a British Labour MEP, told Politico.eu: “The choice to opt in or out of Europol will be a big political and constitutional test for the UK, a sort of pre-Article 50 test.”

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