EU Starts Legal Action Against UK Over Brexit Treaty Breach

Law360, London (October 1, 2020, 10:59 AM BST) -- The European Commission said Thursday it is initiating legal action against the U.K. over British legislation that would override the Northern Ireland protocol in its Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union, claiming the move violates an international treaty.

Ursula von der Leyen, pictured today in Brussels, said the European Commission will start formal proceedings against the U.K. over its legislation. (AP Photo, Francisco Seco) The step would threaten peace in Northern Ireland, the commission warned, as its president, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the EU's executive arm has decided to start formal proceedings over the U.K. government's decision to put forward...

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