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Edition: 30 July 2019

Dear Briton in Europe,

Last week the BiE advocacy team were in Brussels with our friends from the3million to push for the ring-fencing of citizens rights whilst in London the Conservative Party elected a new prime minister. In his first few days, PM Johnson already seems to have set a crash course with the European Union,which will probably end in a No Deal and a general election (or perhaps the other way around).

The two lobbying teams had a packed programme at the European Parliament and met the newly-elected MEPs from the major political groupings: European Popular Party (Christian Democrats); the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and DemocratsRenew Europe (Liberals); Greens;United Left. They also had a very useful meeting with Antonio Tajani, ex-President of the EP and new chair of AFCO, the constitutional affairs committee, one that has particular importance for Brexit-related affairs….

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June Newsletter

Buckling our seat belts for more of the Brexit roller coaster…

Dear UK citizen in Europe,

After the adrenaline-pumping drama of ‘the Brexit Day that wasn’t‘, we felt enormous relief at just still being European citizens. That was followed by the sinking feeling that we all have at least another six months trapped on the Brexit roller coaster. As an organisation, we have bounced back, buckled our seat belts and got back to work. To start with, we have produced a mission statement (see below), outlining what we can realistically do for Britons in the EU in the medium-term unless we are able to obtain significant funding. …

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Make your vote count in the European Elections

YOUR VOTE IN THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 

We are still EU citizens with our full political rights and can still vote in the European elections – make your vote count in these critical elections

Unless the UK Parliament passes a deal to leave the EU before 22 May, UK nationals will be able to vote and stand in the elections for the European Parliament held at the end of May. Continue reading Make your vote count in the European Elections

No Deal Healthcare – the BiE response

British In Europe response to the Department of Health and Social Care announcement on No Deal Healthcare in the EU

UK Government proposals published just 10 days before Brexit could see thousands of British pensioners, the disabled and other vulnerable Brits on the continent being denied long term healthcare in the event of a no deal Brexit.
Continue reading No Deal Healthcare – the BiE response

The Next Steps in British in Europe’s Campaign for Ring-fencing

For the five million citizens whose status is most directly affected by Brexit, the Costa amendment in the House of Commons last week asking for the ring-fencing of their rights was an enormous victory. Through intensive lobbying, the3million and British in Europe received the unanimous backing of the UK Parliament to push for legally guaranteeing citizens’ rights in the event of a no deal. Now we are asking the EU27 to do the same. Continue reading The Next Steps in British in Europe’s Campaign for Ring-fencing