It comes after a controversial bill that overrides parts of Britain’s agreement with the EU.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has now formally opened a case against Britain at the European Court of Justice for breach of divorce agreement with the EU.
She said at a press conference on Thursday in Brussels that Britain has a month to react to the move from Brussels.
– This morning, the European Commission has decided to send a formal letter of formal notice to the British Government. It is the first step in a case of British breach of the agreement. The letter gives the UK government a one-month deadline to respond, she said.
Johnson wants to create “safety net”
The lower house of the British Parliament earlier this week approved a bill overriding parts of Britain’s divorce agreement with the EU. The proposal has met with fierce opposition in Brussels. It was approved by 340 votes to 256.
A number of members of the Conservative government party have also opposed the amendment. It is now being sent to the Upper House before it can be finally adopted.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he wants to set up a “safety net” that gives him the power to prevent Northern Ireland from having a different customs system than the rest of Britain after Brexit.