EU to launch legal action over UK plan to extend Brexit grace periodMarch 15, 2021
Letter alleging infringement of Northern Ireland protocol expected to be issued on Monday
The EU is to launch legal action against the UK after the government unilaterally decided to delay the implementation of parts of the special Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland.
A letter notifying the British government of infringement proceedings is expected to be issued at around midday on Monday. The European commission vice-president Maroš Šefčovič signalled 10 days ago that the action would be taken.