Ursula von der Leyen threatens that Brexit deal has ‘teeth’ as EU votes on trade agreement

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Ursula von der Leyen threatens that Brexit deal has ‘teeth’ as EU votes on trade agreement” – below is their description.

    Ursula von der Leyen warned that Brussels would not hesitate to hit Britain with tariffs if it failed to meet its commitments in Northern Ireland as MEPs prepared to ratify the Brexit trade deal on Tuesday.

    The European Commission president said dispute and enforcement mechanisms in the deal were “essential” to ensure the UK complied with the trade deal and the Withdrawal Agreement, which includes the Northern Ireland Protocol.

    France said the EU would retaliate and hit sectors such as financial services with tariffs if the UK did not properly implement the Brexit fishing agreement.

    Mrs von der Leyen said, “This agreement comes with real teeth with a binding dispute settlement mechanism and the possibility for unilateral remedial measures were necessary. And let me be very clear. We do not want to have to use these tools, but we will not hesitate to use them if necessary.”

    Read more here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/04/27/european-parliament-brands-brexit-historic-mistake-vote-ratify/

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