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Comments on the Commission Implementing Decision

On 4 March 2020, Jane Golding and Jeremy Morgan, QC, compiled the attached paper on behalf of British in Europe commenting on the Commission Implementing Decision of 21 February 2020. It has been sent to the Task Force unit responsible for Citizens’ Rights and will be circulated to other interested parties.

“As a prescribed document intended “to evidence rights provided under Title II of the Agreement” the proposed format fails to include an essential element, namely whether or not the holder has the status of permanent residence.”

This has important ramifications as laid out in the paper.

Read the paper in full here.


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Your rights, your future, your donation

This week we cease to be EU citizens after three and a half years of excruciating uncertainty. Now we must ensure that we are treated fairly in every EU country as we move to a lesser status, that our rights under the Withdrawal Agreement are fully respected and that we claw back some of the rights that we are due to lose at the end of the transition period.

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Withdrawal Agreement: BiE Guides 1-6

British in Europe is the organisation of reference on citizens’ rights for UK nationals in the EU. Since 2017 we have been recognised by the British government, the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament as trusted interlocutors, meeting secretaries of state, ministers in member states and key EU and British officials. Our ten-person Steering Team has campaigned jointly with the3million, which represents EU27 citizens in the UK. Together, we have pressed to keep our existing rights and to prevent Brexit from destroying the lives and families we have created whilst exercising those rights.

With our legal expertise and our grassroots understanding we are in a unique position to explain the detail held within the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) on Citizens’ Rights. We provide this information to all, free of charge, because we believe that everyone should understand their rights and what the real impact of the WA will be on those of us who live in the EU and our families. However, we do not receive any funding and so we ask everyone who finds our advocacy and information provision helpful to support us with a donation.

Following the publication of the WA, BiE issued a series of explanatory guides which are free to read and download. These are legally checked and written in language that we can all understand. There are 6 in total which can be read below:

1) Introduction to the WA

2) Residence rights and procedures

3) Health care, pensions and social security

4) Working rights, professional qualifications and family reunification

5) What’s not covered by the WA

6) Frequently asked questions

 

 

 

 

 

WA part 6 – FAQs

The Withdrawal Agreement

Frequently Asked Questions 

This is the final article (of a total of 6 articles) in British in Europe’s information campaign about the Withdrawal Agreement and how it affects you as a British citizen living in an EU country.

In this article we take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about our rights under the Withdrawal Agreement. We’ll update it in the weeks to come to add new questions as they arise.

The first article in the series covered what the Withdrawal Agreement is (and what it isn’t), what it does, how it’s different from the no deal legislation that your host country will have produced, and who it covers. You can read it here.

The second article covered residence rights and procedures. You can read it here.

The third article covered health care, pensions and social security. You can read it here.

The fourth article covered working rights, professional qualifications and future family reunification. You can read it here.

The fifth article outlined what the Withdrawal Agreement doesn’t cover. You can read it here.

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You can download a pdf of  the full document HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: This information has been provided to help individuals better understand the Withdrawal Agreement. If you represent a public or private organisation which wishes to use this material, please contact us.

WA part 5 – What’s NOT Covered

The Withdrawal Agreement

What’s Not Covered

This is the fifth article (of a total of 6 articles) in British in Europe’s January 2020 information campaign about the Withdrawal Agreement and how it affects you as a British citizen living in an EU country.

In this article we take a look at what is not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement.

The final article will cover the most frequently asked questions.

The first article in the series covered what the Withdrawal Agreement is (and what it isn’t), what it does, how it’s different from the no deal legislation that your host country will have produced, and who it covers. You can read it here.

The second article covered residence rights and procedures. You can read it here.

The third article covered health care, pensions and social security. You can read it here.

The fourth article covered working rights, professional qualifications and future family reunification. You can read it here.

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For easy reading, click the [ ] in the bottom right to enter full screen.

You can download a pdf of  the full document HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: This information has been provided to help individuals better understand the Withdrawal Agreement. If you represent a public or private organisation which wishes to use this material, please contact us.

 

 

WA part 4 – Working Rights, Professional Qualifications and Future Family Reunification

The Withdrawal Agreement

Working Rights, Professional Qualifications
and Future Family Reunification

This is the fourth article (of a total of 6 articles) in British in Europe’s January 2020 information campaign about the Withdrawal Agreement and how it affects you as a British citizen living in an EU country.

In this article we take a look at what the Withdrawal Agreement has to say about working rights, professional qualifications and future family reunification.

  • The following articles will look at
  • What’s not covered by the WA;
  • Frequently asked questions.

The first article in the series covered what the Withdrawal Agreement is (and what it isn’t), what it does, how it’s different from the no deal legislation that your host country will have produced, and who it covers. You can read it here.

The second article covered residence rights and procedures. You can read it here.

The third article covered health care, pensions and social security. You can read it here.

WE ARE IN URGENT NEED OF FUNDS TO CONTINUE OUR VITAL WORK. PLEASE DONATE TO OUR FUNDRAISER SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE TRANSITION PHASE. 

For easy reading, click the [ ] in the bottom right to enter full screen.

You can download a pdf of  the full document HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: This information has been provided to help individuals better understand the Withdrawal Agreement. If you represent a public or private organisation which wishes to use this material, please contact us.

WA part 3 – Health, Pensions and Social Security

The Withdrawal Agreement

Part 3: Health, Pensions and Social Security

This is the third article (of a total of 6 articles) in British in Europe’s January 2020 information campaign about the Withdrawal Agreement and how it affects you as a British citizen living in an EU country.

In this article we take a look at what the Withdrawal Agreement has to say about health care, pensions and social security. You should note that the personal scope or people covered by the social security, healthcare and pensions provisions is different to that for the rest of the Withdrawal Agreement. Everyone entitled to residence rights under the WA is covered, as well as dual nationals, but the group of people covered is wider than that.

The following articles will look at

  • Working rights, professional qualifications and family reunification;
  • What’s not covered by the WA;
  • Frequently asked questions.

The first article in the series covered what the Withdrawal Agreement is (and what it isn’t), what it does, how it’s different from the no deal legislation that your host country will have produced, and who it covers. You can read it here.

The second article covered residence rights and procedures. You can read it here.

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For easy reading, click the [ ] in the bottom right to enter full screen.

You can download a pdf of  the full document HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: This information has been provided to help individuals better understand the Withdrawal Agreement. If you represent a public or private organisation which wishes to use this material, please contact us.

WA part 2 – Residence Rights and Procedures

The Withdrawal Agreement

Part 2: Residence Rights and Procedures

This is the second article (of a total of 6 articles) in British in Europe’s January 2020 information campaign about the Withdrawal Agreement and how it affects you as a British citizen living in an EU country.

In this article we take a look at what the Withdrawal Agreement has to say about residence rights and procedures in your host country.

The following articles will look at

  • Health care, pensions and social security;
  • Working rights, professional qualifications and family reunification;
  • What’s not covered by the WA;
  • Frequently asked questions.

The first article in the series covered what the Withdrawal Agreement is (and what it isn’t), what it does, how it’s different from the no deal legislation that your host country will have produced, and who it covers. You can read it here.

WE ARE IN URGENT NEED OF FUNDS TO CONTINUE OUR VITAL WORK. PLEASE DONATE TO OUR FUNDRAISER SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE TRANSITION PHASE. 

For easy reading, click the [ ] in the bottom right to enter full screen.

You can download a pdf of  the full document HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: This information has been provided to help individuals better understand the Withdrawal Agreement. If you represent a public or private organisation which wishes to use this material, please contact us.

The Withdrawal Agreement – An Explanation

The Withdrawal Agreement

What is it, what does it do and who does it cover?

This is the first article (of a total of 6 articles) in British in Europe’s January 2020 information campaign about the Withdrawal Agreement and how it affects you as a British citizen living in an EU country.

In this article we take a look at what the Withdrawal Agreement is (and what it isn’t), what it does, how it’s different from the no deal legislation that your host country will have produced, and who it covers.

The following articles will look specifically at

  • Residence rights and procedures;
  • Health care, pensions and social security;
  • Working rights, professional qualifications and family reunification;
  • What’s not covered by the WA;
  • Frequently asked questions.

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For easy reading, click the [ ] in the bottom right to enter full screen.

You can download a pdf of  the full document HERE.