The European Union and the United Kingdom will meet on Thursday for urgent consultations on the controversial British Brexit act that would jeopardise the hard-won agreements on Northern Ireland. EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič is travelling to London to ask for clarification from British Brexit minister Michael Gove.
Šefčovič and Gove together monitor the implementation of the withdrawal agreement concluded last year between the EU and the United Kingdom. The new legislation presented by the British government on Wednesday is at odds with that Divorce Act, admits London. As a result, international law and mutual trust are at stake, Brussels warned.
The upheaval of the UK ‘Single Market Act’ has put the already difficult negotiations on the future trade relationship between the EU and the UK back into even more difficult times.