UK, EU officials talk over controversial Brexit bill

Added On September 11, 2020

In what is called an "extraordinary meeting", European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic told British Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove that violating the Withdrawal Agreement would break international law and jeopardize trade talks.

Britain published a new bill on Wednesday, which could partially breach the Brexit deal reached with Brussels.
The Internal Market Bill, which will be debated in the British parliament on Sept. 14, is intended to ensure Northern Ireland's continued unfettered access to markets in the rest of Britain.
Sefcovic said that by presenting the draft bill, the British government has damaged the EU's trust which the UK now has to re-establish.
He urged the British government to withdraw these measures "by the end of the month," adding that the EU will not hesitate to use mechanisms and legal remedies in the Withdrawal Agreement to address violations of the legal obligations.