Brussels – In response to a suspension request from London, Brussels will, for the time being, not proceed to the second stage of the infringement process against the United Kingdom., for breach of protocol on the island of Ireland. A spokesman for the European Commission has confirmed the news.
the process was opened last march, and at a recent meeting of ambassadors, following a phone call between Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson, it was pointed out by the Community Executive that in the absence of a resolution to the new tensions over trade agreements for Northern Ireland, it would be send a Reasoned opinion for the British government (second stage of the process).
The dispute between the two sides of the channel again arose when last week, Brexit Minister David Frost said he would like to renegotiate the protocol. Brussels categorically rejects the idea of renegotiating Withdrawal Agreement, But Agreed stop legal action.
“With regard to the request for suspension, the Commission will carefully evaluate the new proposals put forward by the United Kingdom, both internally and with the European Parliament, in accordance with the necessary consultation processes”, the Commission spokesperson explains: “In In order to provide the necessary space to consider and find a permanent solution for the implementation of the Protocol, we have decided, at this stage, not to proceed to the next stage of the breach process.
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