The EU is preparing to sue the UK over post-Brexit trade deal changes.
The EU is expected to sue the UK government this week over its decision to cancel some post-Brexit trade arrangements.
Ministers insist that current checks on some goods travelling from the United Kingdom to Northern Ireland be lifted in order to protect the peace process.
On Monday, they released a parliamentary bill aimed at overturning parts of the 2020 agreement with the EU.
However, Brussels claims that breaking the agreement violates international law.
The Northern Ireland Protocol is a component of the Brexit agreement that keeps Northern Ireland in the EU’s goods single market.
This avoids a hard border with the Republic of Ireland, as well as border checks.
The United Kingdom has revealed plans to withdraw from parts of the EU Brexit deal.
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Instead, it means that some goods arriving in Northern Ireland from other parts of the UK will be subject to inspection.
Unionists in Northern Ireland are opposed, arguing that it would create a trade border in the Irish Sea and could lead to the UK’s disintegration.
Following last month’s elections in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party has refused to serve in a power-sharing executive with Sinn Fein until the protocol is changed.
Other Northern Ireland parties, including Sinn Fein, the Alliance Party, and the SDLP, accept the deal as it is.