Typical! In a ‘tit for tat’ Brexit retaliation, Brussels would BLOCK Britain from a critical treaty.

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Typical! In a ‘tit for tat’ Brexit retaliation, Brussels would BLOCK Britain from a critical treaty.

According to an expert, the EU’s decision to prevent Britain from re-entering the Lugano Agreement as a result of Brexit is a cruel retribution strategy.

The Lugano Convention establishes a framework for the recognition and execution of civil and commercial judgments between EU and EFTA countries. It is an international agreement, and other countries may join if the current signatories to the pact agree.

It provides persons and businesses with a consistent framework for cross-border legal protection and allows them to seek security from the competent court in the event of a disagreement.

However, after the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU, the Convention no longer applies, and cross-border legal transactions are now governed by the local laws of the parties concerned.

As a result, prosecution in cases involving the United Kingdom is now fraught with uncertainty and added costs.

To avoid this, it was proposed that the United Kingdom join the Convention as an independent contracting party.

All current parties to the Convention would have to agree to this, and following the UK’s request in April 2020, the EFTA states signaled their support.

The European Commission, however, has moved to reject the request on behalf of the EU, which is a painful blow to Britain.

The Commission stated in a verbal note that the “EU is not in a position to approve to the United Kingdom being requested to join the Convention.”

The rejection of the Commission, according to Christian Kohler, Director General of the European Union’s Court of Justice, is “politically and legally difficult.”

“Whether the matter is thus resolved is, however, an open question,” he stated.

“The Commission’s approach is obviously problematic from a political and legal standpoint.

“In a message to the European Parliament and the Council, the Commission supported its position by citing the ‘essence’ of the Lugano Agreement, which is an accompanying measure for the EU’s economic relations with EEA/EFTA states that participate in the EU internal market at least partially.”

He went on to suggest that the EU’s claim that the UK and the bloc had “inadequate economic links” is a “cover-up.”

“In actuality, the issue of purportedly insufficient economic links between the EU and the United Kingdom is solely used to cover.”Brinkwire Summary News,” Mr Kohler continued.

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