Following the #DeniedMyVote campaign which many of you supported, we promised to call upon the European Commission to add the experience of UK citizens in the EU27 to the investigation they have already initiated into the problems EU citizens had voting in the UK, and to press for a proper inquiry in the UK itself.
The detailed letter sent to Vĕra Jourová, EU Commissioner (Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality), on our behalf by Bindmans LLP can be read here in full.
The UK Government’s announcement that it is to continue healthcare funding for S1 holders for just 6 months was top of the agenda for the meeting between members of BiE’s advocacy team and the Foreign Office Minister of State Chris Pincher yesterday evening (23 September). Continue reading BiE meets with Foreign Office Minister of State Chris Pincher
Reacting to the UK Government’s announcement that it will only fund S1 healthcare for 180,000 UK nationals in the EU 27 – including pensioners and persons with disabilities – for six months after a no deal Brexit, Jeremy Morgan, Vice Chair of British in Europe said:
Continue reading Press Release: Healthcare announcement
Citizens’ rights groups the3million and British in Europe disappointed with EP resolution
Following the European Parliament resolution adopted yesterday, it is sad to see that there is a resolution but no solution. The European Parliament has made no concrete suggestions about how to ensure that the rights of five million citizens will be protected, whether there is a deal or not. Continue reading the3million and BiE disappointed with EP resolution
A new platform has been set up to represent the coalition group ‘British in Europe’ in France, and to gather together all the information and resources that are relevant to the citizens’ rights of UK nationals living in France after Brexit. Continue reading France Rights – BiE in France
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Edition: 09 September 2019
Dear Briton in Europe,
On Friday 29 August the BiE steering group met at the UNISON building in London, the first time we have all been physically together in one place for over a year. Our first priority was to review how, and indeed whether, we can continue to operate going forward, particularly from January 2020 onwards. The current steering committee members have contributed their professional skills on a voluntary basis for almost three years now. This has involved many hours and personal and pecuniary sacrifices that will not be sustainable for much longer.
At our one-day meeting we made a good start to the reappraisal of our future. Our plan is to continue full steam ahead with advocacy over the next three or four months, at the same time as we thrash out options for the coalition’s future. There are a series of variables like funding and whether or not there is another extension. For example, if Brexit does go ahead on Halloween, our role as a campaigning group for citizens’ rights would morph towards monitoring the implementation of national contingency plans or, in a better scenario, the citizens’ rights section of a Withdrawal Agreement….
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Jane Golding, co-chair, met with Axel Dittman to discuss the impact of No Deal for residents in Germany. Jane had meetings at German Foreign Ministry, the Interior Ministry and the Social Security Ministry.
Read the information from the German Government here.
Fast forward to 2:34 to listen to Jane Golding.