Whilst others took a break over Easter, our legal team were hard at work analysing the detail of the text on Citizens Rights in the Withdrawal Agreement draft dated 19 March, 2018.
BiE has previously issued guidance on the elements that are of major concern to UK nationals living in the EU27 and were told that any proposal of amendments of substance would be ignored.
This feedback takes two forms:
1) Drafting comments on the agreement
2) Questions requiring answering by both sides of the negotiation. Continue reading Legal Analysis of the WA text
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
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
Our February newsletter is packed with the latest information and is now available to read, download and share!
Click here to read: BiE Feb 18 Newsletter
Continue reading February 18 Newsletter
On 18 January, the3million and British in Europe sent a joint letter to President Tusk outlining our concerns and expectations for the negotiations ahead.
Continue reading Letter to President Tusk
This is a quick (and non-exhaustive) general summary of the state of play after the phase 1 agreement on citizens’ rights. It’s a mixture of good news, bad news and unfinished business, the balance of which is different for each of us, depending on the particular situation that we are in. Continue reading Where does the December agreement leave me?
Our December newsletter is now available to read in full – just click on the image… Continue reading December newsletter
British in Europe have released three documents today following this morning’s agreement to move to Phase 2. Continue reading Response to EU Council decision
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The UK and EU 27 have failed to protect the rights of 4.5 mn British people living in Europe and EU nationals living in the UK according to leading citizens’ rights campaign group British in Europe. Continue reading Response to ‘Sufficient Progress’ report
Today’s letter to the Financial Times in full:
Continue reading Letter to Financial Times
Following the fourth round of negotiations, the British in Europe advocacy team prepared a detailed addendum specifically looking at continuing free movement. Continue reading Freedom of Movement – Additional detail