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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

EU Warns Germany

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union Commission issued a warning late Friday to the German government to lift its ban of British beef or face legal action.

"The European Commission has learned [Friday] that the German Bundesrat has not advanced as anticipated toward the lifting of the ban on British beef. ... If it is confirmed that the procedure has been stalled, the European Commission would have to open legal proceedings against Germany,'' a statement said.

The EU's top executive is threatening to take legal action, as it did against France for not lifting its own ban on British beef.