EC calls for powers to sanction UK during Brexit transition period and beyond

The EC wants to retain the right to sanction the UK for transgressing EU law during the Brexit transition period and perhaps beyond

European Commission building, Brussels. Photograph: Marta Janiec/123RF
European Commission would seek to sanction UK for infractions of EU law post-Brexit as a condition of trade. Photograph: Marta Janiec/123RF

Latest proposals from Brussels suggest that EU environmental law would continue to apply to the UK during any post-Brexit transitional period and perhaps well after, leaving the door open to the European Commission continuing to levy fines for infractions during the period and afterwards, according to some legal experts.

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