A senior EU lawyer has concluded that the British government was negligent in its failure ...

UK negligent in failure to stop customs fraud, says senior EU lawyer – The Guardian

A senior EU lawyer has concluded that the British government was negligent in its failure to tackle customs fraud that allowed criminal gangs to flood European markets with cheap Chinese-made clothes and shoes.The non-binding opinion from a European court of justice legal expert does not recommend any penalty, but bolsters the position of Brussels authorities who have demanded the UK pay €2bn (£1.71bn) in compensation to the EU budget.In a 139-page legal opinion published on Thursday, advocate-general Priit Pikamäe largely found in favour of the European Commission; he concluded the UK had “failed to fulfil its obligations” under EU law …

 

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