5 representatives of the citizen organisations British in Europe and the 3million group have been invited on 28 March by chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier for informal discussions before Article 50 is triggered by the British Government.
Nicolas Hatton, founder of the3million, said:
“This raises the possibility of an early deal to secure our rights, which makes me really hopeful about the future.”
Jane Golding from British in Europe, the coalition of 12 citizens groups in the EU, said:
“We are pleased he wishes to engage with us, and will be asking him to seek a rapid solution based on maintaining the existing rights of 4 million people – including the 3 million EU citizens now resident in the UK – currently trapped in Brexit limbo.”
The meeting will take place in Brussels on 28th March and updates from the meeting will follow..