UK to extend Europol membership
The UK will remain part of the EU's law enforcement body at least until Brexit happens, ministers have announced.
Last month the government was warned it risked losing vital intelligence unless it signed up to new powers for Europol.
Now Policing Minister Brandon Lewis has announced the government plans to opt into the new regulations which take effect in May next year.
Mr Lewis said: "The UK is leaving the EU but the reality of cross-border crime remains."
He added: "Europol provides a valuable service to the UK and opting in would enable us to maintain our current access to... read more
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