PUBLISHED: 00:20, Thu, Sep 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 01:38, Thu, Sep 10, 2020
The news comes after it emerged the UK has proposed proposed a legislation to override parts of the Withdraal Agreement.
A spokesman for the commission said: “The EU seeks clarifications from the UK on the full and timely implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement.”
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said the move to amend the Withdrawal Agreement signed last year would “break international law and undermine trust” between the two sides.
Within minutes of the Bill’s publication, Ms Von der Leyen said: “Very concerned about announcements from the British Government on its intentions to breach the Withdrawal Agreement.
“This would break international law and undermines trust.
“Pacta sunt servanda equals the foundation of prosperous future relations.”
Brexit judgement day: Gove in emergency talks with EU as huge row erupts (Image: Getty)
It was then when Mr Sefcovic called for an urgent showdown with Mr Gove.
Mr Sefcovic and Mr Gove had a phone conversation where tensions escalated.
He said: “I expressed our strong concerns and sought assurances that the UK will fully and timely comply with the