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EU asks London for urgent meeting over "concern" over new law


The tension between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom continues to grow. The Vice President of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic, has requested this Wednesday an emergency meeting with his British counterpart, Michael Gove, who is responsible for the application of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, also for everything related to the Irish border. In Brussels there is "strong concern" after the latest moves by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

"I will call for an extraordinary joint committee on the Withdrawal Agreement to be held as soon as possible so that our partners in the United Kingdom respond to our strong concerns about the bill" that Johnson presents in the British Parliament this Wednesday, and that he could delete from With a stroke of the pen some of the commitments made by the British in the aforementioned document, which according to Brussels are mandatory for there to be a trade agreement.

This was indicated by Sefcovic in an information session on the new internal laws planned in London, which run the risk of undermining the divorce treaty agreed by Brussels and London, collects Reuters. In a phone call with Sefcovic on Tuesday, Gove confirmed his country's commitment to the provisions of the Brexit treaty on the Irish border, a British government spokesman explained. Although Johnson's appearance has triggered all the alarms.

So much so that the EU's chief negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier, who is in London for the new round of negotiations between the two parties that started on Tuesday, has already sounded the alarm. "Everything that has been signed must be respected," he warned a couple of days ago.

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