BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) – Unless the European Union is assured that the proposed new British legislation will not break previous accords during the emergency talks on Thursday, Brussels could take legal action against London.
The EU and Britain will hold talks at 1200 GMT over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to amend certain segments of the divorce accord, which the bloc had warned could scuttle chances of a trade agreement.
“First there is the Joint Committee. If it’s short on the necessary clarifications, the dispute settling mechanism under the Withdrawal Agreement is there,” said an EU diplomat.
The bloc’s executive European Commission would scrutinise the UK’s new Internal Market Bill once it comes into force to take into account any changes before taking a decision on the legal case.