<h4>The EU launched legal action against the UK on Thursday after Boris Johnson failed to respond to Brussels\u2019 demand that he drop legislation which would overwrite the withdrawal agreement and break international law.<\/h4>\r\n<a href="https:\/\/ec.europa.eu\/commission\/commissioners\/2019-2024\/president_en">Ursula von der Leyen<\/a>, the European commission president announced that the UK had been put on formal notice over breaching its obligations under the <a href="https:\/\/see.news\/egypt-uk-to-sign-free-trade-agreement-post-brexit\/">Brexit<\/a> agreement.\r\n\r\nThe European Union stated that it had a defense mechanism against the UK for its attempt to violate the Brexit agreement.\r\n\r\n"The UK now had a month to respond to the commission\u2019s letter of notice, which marks the beginning of a formal infringement process,\u201d von der Leyen mentioned.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe had invited our British friends to remove the problematic parts of their draft internal market bill, by the end of September,\u201d she said. \u201cThis draft bill is, by its very nature, a breach of the obligation of good faith laid down in the withdrawal agreement. Moreover, if adopted as is, it will be in full contradiction to the protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cThe problematic provisions have not been removed. Therefore this morning the commission has decided to send a letter of formal notice to the UK government. This is the first step in an infringement procedure,\u201d the European commission president added.