EU issued an ultimatum requesting Britain to withdraw the Domestic Market Bill
The EU will not hesitate to apply the legal provisions of the Brexit agreement if the UK does not withdraw the bill, including bringing to the European Court of Justice.
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In a statement dated September 10, the European Commission (EC) issued an ultimatum requesting the British Government to withdraw The Domestic Market Bill, stressing the European Union (EU) “will not hesitate” to use the law if this requirement is not met.
The ultimatum came after an emergency meeting in London between European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic and British Cabinet Chief Michael Gove to clarify some of the contents of the Domestic Market bill published by London. announced on 9/9, including a number of provisions that the EU said violation of commitment of London for the Brexit deal.
The EC statement stated that Mr. Sefcovic “had called on the British Government to withdraw the measures in the bill in the shortest time, and in any case, before the end of September.”
Mr. Sefcovic also emphasized that the EU will not hesitate to apply the legal provisions in the Brexit agreement if the UK does not withdraw the bill, including bringing to the European Court of Justice, to form a “special arbitration group. specialties, ”or impose sanctions.
The EU believes that the passing of the bill will “violate extremely seriously” the Brexit agreement.
The EC announcement stated: “Violation of the terms of the Brexit agreement would violate international law, destroy confidence and endanger future relations negotiations.”
According to the statement, Mr. Sefcovic has “clearly stated” to the UK that the full and timely implementation of the contents of the Brexit agreement, including the provisions relating to the border between Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland. Republic of Ireland, is a mandatory legal requirement.
However, the British Government confirmed that it would not withdraw the above bill. Britain’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said he made this point clear during the emergency meeting with Mr. Sefcovic.
The UK has officially left the EU since January 31, just a few days after the two sides signed an agreement specifying “farewell” conditions.
During the transition period that lasted until December 31st, the UK continued to apply EU regulations and at the same time negotiated on future relations.
The 8th round of negotiations took place from September 8-10, but did not achieve any significant results.
In a statement dated September 10, head of the British negotiating team David Frost said that the EU and UK still have “significant” disagreements about free trade agreementBut the two sides have agreed to resume negotiations next week in Brussels.
Meanwhile, EU negotiator Michel Barnier warned that the talks are still deadlocked, but the EU still wants to reach an agreement./.