EU Launches Legal Action Against UK Over Brexit Treaty

By Joel Poultney (June 15, 2022, 11:11 AM BST) -- The European Commission launched fresh legal action against the U.K. government on Wednesday, after London published legislation that would unilaterally dismantle a key element of the treaty securing Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

The EU's executive branch said that the U.K.'s decision to rewrite the Northern Ireland Protocol with proposed legislation was a clear breach of international law. (iStock.com/artJazz) The EU executive branch's announcement followed the U.K.'s decision on Monday to rewrite the Northern Ireland Protocol with proposed legislation. The commission said it was renewing old legal proceedings as well as initiating new ones to restore compliance with the protocol, while...

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