EU officials insist that new powers to set criminal punishments for breaches of European law will remain minimal with a "strict test of necessity" applied at all times.Hmmm . . . What other federal government can I think of that has taken (originally non-federal) criminal powers unto itself? It's on the tip of my tongue . . .
"We do not want to have criminal measures everywhere. We do not want to criminalise Community law," said an official.
Oh, well, it'll come to me sooner or later.