Category Archives: BiE Publications

Freedom of Movement Survey Results

We carried out a survey on the importance of  Freedom of Movement (FoM) amongst our supporters in May 2018. Over 3 000 people responded.

It is clear that a significant proportion of British in Europe rely on FoM to carry out their daily lives, while others have future plans dependent on FoM.  FoM is also consistently seen as important when considering the opportunities available to children.

The full details can be read here:

The pdf is available for download here:

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Legal Analysis of the WA text

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

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