Category Archives: BiE Influence

Letter to Edouard Philippe, the French Prime Minister

On 27 August 2018, Edouard Philippe, the French Prime Minister, asked his ministers to begin putting into place contingency plans and enabling legislation in case the UK leaves the EU with no deal, including to ‘facilitate the stay in France of British citizens who are already resident’. You can read the statement here.

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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