EU threatens to sue Britain over Northern Ireland Protocol

In the dispute over the Northern Ireland Protocol on Britain’s departure from the EU, the European Commission is issuing an ultimatum to the government in London. If it does not respond within two months to EU objections to Britain’s implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol, the Brussels-based body could take Britain to the European Court of Justice, Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič said on Wednesday in Brussels. The EU launched two new legal actions against the British and resumed another. This had been suspended about a year ago as a sign of goodwill to ensure a better atmosphere in the negotiations on the Northern Ireland Protocol.

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