SENIOR Eurocrats are plotting to set up a new European Union counter-terrorism agency that could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds.
And critics warned last night the body could turn into a Europe-wide secret police force that would be “like the KGB”.
The move is also likely to infuriate MI5 and MI6 chiefs as British spies could be forced to share intelligence with European agents.
EU counter-terrorism director Olivier Luyckx envisages the new organisation working alongside the EU’s vast new diplomatic corps, headed by foreign affairs supremo Baroness Cathy Ashton.
He raised the proposal in the European Parliament in Brussels earlier this week.