The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said this Monday that she trusts the British government will honor the commitments it made with the European Union in the Withdrawal Agreement and stressed that this would depend on whether there is a bilateral one Relationship framework after the final Brexit in December.
Compliance with the divorce pact between London and the EU is not only an “obligation” in accordance with international law, as the head of the community executive emphasizes in a message on Twitter, but also a “prerequisite” for maintaining “any kind of” relationship in the future. “
In this way, Von der Leyen has responded with a brief message to recent moves by the UK government to stop the application of some provisions of the withdrawal agreement, including the lifting of controls as the Financial Times has pushed for goods on the way from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.
This commitment was a condition of the exit agreement to avoid a return to a physical border in Ulster that could jeopardize the Good Friday Accords. However, London is currently finalizing new internal market legislation that would repeal this agreement.