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EU Ready to Suspend Trade Deal If UK Revokes NI Protocol (1)

May 11, 2022, 12:43 PM

The European Union would likely move quickly to launch infringement procedures against the UK and suspend their trade agreement if Boris Johnson’s government puts forward legislation to revoke its commitments over trade with Northern Ireland, a person familiar with the matter said.

As well as freezing the privileged access that UK companies have to the EU single market, the bloc would also halt talks over the status of Gibraltar, the person said, asking not to be identified commenting on private discussions.

The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm in Brussels, would be responsible for recommending a course of action ...