EC launches legal procedure for failure to comply with Brexit agreement

The European Commission (EC) has launched a legal procedure against the United Kingdom for failure to comply with the Brexit agreement. This is stated in a statement by the EC, published on Monday, March 15.

“The European Commission today sent a letter of formal notice to the United Kingdom for violating the main provisions of the protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as the obligation of good faith under the agreement to leave the EU,” the statement said.

It is noted that this is the second time in six months that the British government has violated international law. London was given one month to submit its comments in a letter of formal notice.

Earlier, on December 26 last year, the European Commission published the full text of the Brexit agreement, the document consists of 1,246 pages. The agreement includes three sections on free trade, citizen security, and governance issues.

At the same time, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said on December 24 that the European Union and Britain, after months of difficult negotiations, had reached an agreement on the future partnership after Brexit.