Category Archives: British in Europe

Report on Brexit countdown event in Munich 27th March 2017

70 British residents of Munich and the surrounding area came together on 27th March evening to review their options on the eve of Article 50 being triggered on the 29th March.  (Photos of event below) The event aimed to provide information and an opportunity for all Brits living in the area to discuss the prospect of Brexit and the impact it may have on British citizens living in Germany.  David Hole (solicitor and Rechtsanwalt) detailed the rights possibly at risk and potential scenarios. Ingrid Taylor (translator and teacher of German) reported on the work of the British in Europe Coalition, and set out what was involved in applying for German citizenship.  Taylor said:

The urgency in submitting citizenship applications soon must be underlined, as the waiting time in Munich to get an appointment to hand in the completed application is 8 months. It then takes the authorities a further 6 – 9 months to process the application. The clock is therefore ticking for those who want to obtain German citizenship ahead of Brexit and still retain their UK citizenship, i.e. dual citizenship. After Brexit, it is unlikely that both will be possible; it will be one or the other

Due to the level of interest a second Brexit Countdown Event is being held in Munich on Monday, April 3rd.  See details below:

David Hole and Ingrid Taylor – Organisers of the Munich meeting

 

 

 

 

1000s march across Europe to ‘Unite for Europe’

The greatest ever number of European citizens have come together  across Europe in one weekend to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and mark their support for the future of the European Union.

Below photos of British in Europe coalition members attending marches in Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Paris and London.  (please send in more and we’ll put more up)

ROME:

Gareth Horsfall and wife Shahla Ahmadi at Rome demo
Etsuko Yamanaka – British in Italy march organiser
Jeremy Morgan and Delia Dumaresq – British in Italy committee members
Peter and Trudy Read – UK Nationals living in Tuscany

Rome ©Jon Worth
Rome © Jon Worth
Rome © Jon Worth
Rome © Jon Worth
Rome © Jon Worth
Rome © Jon Worth
Rome © Jon Worth

MADRID:

Madrid Rally © Giles Tremlett

BERLIN:

EU KNOW BERLIN! © D.Tetlow

 

 

AROUND 5000 PEOPLE GATHERED IN BERLIN TO ‘UNITE FOR EUROPE’ © D.Tetlow
Mark Whiley, representing Forward Britain in Germany and member of British in Europe © Mark Whiley
© Mark Whiley

LONDON:

In respect and remembrance

 

© Sandor Hatvany

Parliament Square © Sandor Hatvany

The Unite for Europe march tomorrow in London is on!

The European Movement amongst others raised legitimate concerns yesterday about the advisability of holding the Unite for Europe March after Wednesday’s terrorist attack, but we wish to confirm that the organisers have decided that the march should proceed. 

We encourage any member who participates in the march to join in homage to the dead and injured from the Westminster outrage – and recall that the EU is united in its commitment to stand against terrorism.

British in Europe coalition and 3 million group to meet Michel Barnier on 28 March

5 representatives of the citizen organisations British in Europe and the 3million group have been invited on 28 March by chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier for informal discussions before Article 50 is triggered by the British Government.

Nicolas Hatton, founder of the3million, said:

This raises the possibility of an early deal to secure our rights, which makes me really hopeful about the future.”

Jane Golding from British in Europe, the coalition of 12 citizens groups in the EU, said:

We are pleased he wishes to engage with us, and will be asking him to seek a rapid solution based on maintaining the existing rights of 4 million people – including the 3 million EU citizens now resident in the UK – currently trapped in Brexit limbo.”

The meeting will take place in Brussels on 28th March and updates from the meeting will follow..

Press coverage:

The Guardian Newspaper 17th March 2017

 

Lisa, Mijas, SPAIN

Lisa, 44 years old, is a consultant in Mijas, advising new British expatriates on the best ways to make a life and living in Spain. She works in an office in her garden from where she can watch her children play.

To hear more about how Brexit will affect Lisa’s life contact us here

These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com

KATHRYN, VENICE, ITALY

Kathryn, 66 years of age, plays the fairy in the Venice pantomime that is put on every two years. She spends her winters in Venice and her summers in Yorkshire. She likes the anonymity that living in a different country brings.

To hear more about how Brexit will affect Kathryn’s life contact us here

*These photographs of everyday European Brits are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift.  For further information on his acclaimed exhibition go to BritsinEurope.com

Lindsey, Venice, ITALY

Lindsey, 38 years old, is a self employed businesswoman, running her own events company in Venice. She met an Italian gentleman whilst working as a travel rep and he asked her to stay. She struggles with the local Italian bureaucracy but now cannot imagine living anywhere else.

To hear more about how Brexit will affect Lindsey’s life contact us here

*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com

Jack, Toulouse, FRANCE

Jack, a 58 years old British winemaker,  bought a vineyard with his wife in Andillac, France to escape a busy life in the city of London. He has weekly French lessons and is falling in love with the French countryside.

To hear more about how Brexit will effect Jack’s life contact us here

*These photographs of everyday European Brits are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift.  For further information on his acclaimed exhibition go to BritsinEurope.com

James, Lund, SWEDEN

James, 31 years old, moved to Lund in Sweden to study dung beetles for his post doctoral research.  This is the first time James has lived abroad. While he’s very proud of his dung beetle research, he says it takes a while to get used to the new language and cultural changes.

To hear more about how Brexit will affect James’s life contact us here

*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com