EU to Britain: We never sulk

Commission responds to suggestions that the EU acted with ‘ill will’ over Brexit.

EU to Britain: We never sulk

The European Commission’s response to claims by Boris Johnson’s new Brexit minister that the bloc acted with “ill will” toward the U.K. because it chose to leave: “We never sulk.”

David Frost authored a piece in the Telegraph at the weekend in which he wrote that the EU should “shake off any remaining ill will towards us for leaving, and instead build a friendly relationship, between sovereign equals.” An accompanying article had the headline: Lord Frost tells EU to stop sulking over Brexit and make a success of it.

Asked about the article at the European Commission’s midday press briefing on Monday, chief spokesperson Eric Mamer said: “We never sulk. We don’t have moods. We are an institution. So we try to work on a day-to-day basis with a very, very even temper.”

In the op-ed, Frost defended the U.K. government’s decision to unilaterally extend grace periods on post-Brexit customs checks at Northern Ireland’s ports. The EU said it will take “infringement proceedings” against the U.K. for breaching the terms of the Brexit deal.

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Source : Politico EU More