The European Commission this Thursday called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to amend the bill calling into question various provisions of the Brexit deal before the end of this month, including the protocol protecting the Good Friday Accords in the Úlster or otherwise threatened to initiate appropriate legal action in what it considers to be a “grave violation” of the Divorce Covenant and international law.
This was passed on by the Vice-President of the Community executive responsible for monitoring compliance with the Brexit Agreement, Maros Sefcovic, to the British government at a meeting in London, which the Slovaks convened after the controversial law became known.
In a statement, Brussels criticized that the draft law “represents an extremely serious violation of the withdrawal agreement and international law”. Likewise, the local authorities deny that these regulations serve to protect the Good Friday Accords, as London argues, but rather “the opposite”.
“Vice President Sefcovic has asked the UK government to withdraw these measures from the bill as soon as possible and in any case before the end of this month,” the European Commission said in a statement, adding that the Downing Street movement has confidence between the two sides “seriously damaged”.