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EU Threatens Legal Action Over Controversial UK Legislation

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

4:13 PM - 10 Sep 2020



The EU has threatened legal action if the UK proceeds with legislation that would undermine the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

The statement comes after a high-level meeting between officials from the EU and UK.

In a statement, the European Commission says "The EU does not accept the argument that the aim of the draft Bill is to protect the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement. In fact, it is of the view that it does the opposite."

It is calling on the UK government to withdraw these measures from the draft Bill in the shortest time possible and in any case by the end of the month.

Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič stated that by putting forward this Bill, the UK has seriously damaged trust between the EU and the UK. It is now up to the UK government to re-establish that trust.

 

The Commission also says it wouldn't be shy in using legal remedies and action if the Withdrawal Agreement is breached.



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