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  • The EU announces it will begin the process of legal action against the UK after Boris Johnson's government said it would break the Brexit agreement the two sides reached in 2019.
  • The UK government has introduced new legislation allowing it to break international law by disregarding parts of its withdrawal agreement with the EU.
  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the EU has prepared a draft "letter of notice" triggering action against the UK.
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The EU has announced that it will begin the process of triggering legal action against the UK after Boris Johnson's government announced plans to break the terms of the Brexit deal the two sides agreed last year.

Johnson's government last month produced new legislation allowing the UK to breach parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement with the EU, while acknowledging that doing so was a breach of international law.

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the UK had breached the "terms of good faith" of their agreement and a formal "letter of notice" would be sent allowing them to trigger legal action against the UK.

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