All posts by Kathryn Dobson

Draft Withdrawal Agreement – BiE comments

Our advocacy team burned the midnight oil last night as they raced to prepare a thorough review of the draft Withdrawal Agreement (WA). At the last minute, the publication of the agenda for today’s technical meeting in Brussels included Citizens’ Rights and it was imperative that the detail was available to both sides of the negotiation. Continue reading Draft Withdrawal Agreement – BiE comments

Detailed analysis of draft Withdrawal Agreement

The EU published its draft for the Withdrawal Agreement on Feb 22, 2018. It can be read in full here.  Articles 8-35 cover citizens’ rights.

On March 6, 2018, British in Europe circulated draft high-level legal comments regarding these elements of the document in preparation for the European Council meeting on March 9. Continue reading Detailed analysis of draft Withdrawal Agreement

Joint Report ahead of Phase 2

Today, citizens groups the3million and British in Europe are meeting with Guy Verhofstadt and the European Parliament to remind them of their previous commitments to protect the lives of five million citizens. During a live  Facebook stream at 10.30am (CET) they will discuss the unresolved issues including the right to form families, continue to work using their qualifications and to register without the threat of deportation. Continue reading Joint Report ahead of Phase 2

Brexpats go to court

A score of British citizens currently living in the Netherlands were in Amsterdam on the morning of 17 January 2018 to hear lawyers plead the legal pros and cons of the argument “once an EU citizen, always an EU citizen”, i.e. EU citizenship is additional to and separate from citizenship of an EU Member State. The goal was to get the judge of the District Court to ask the Court of Justice of the European Union to provide a ruling. EU citizenship is a concept which has been enshrined in successive EU Treaties for the last 25 years. It confers a number of rights, including the right to freedom of movement. Continue reading Brexpats go to court