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The Withdrawal Agreement – An Explanation

The Withdrawal Agreement

What is it, what does it do and who does it cover?

This is the first article (of a total of 6 articles) in British in Europe’s January 2020 information campaign about the Withdrawal Agreement and how it affects you as a British citizen living in an EU country.

In this article we take a look at what the Withdrawal Agreement is (and what it isn’t), what it does, how it’s different from the no deal legislation that your host country will have produced, and who it covers.

The following articles will look specifically at

  • Residence rights and procedures;
  • Health care, pensions and social security;
  • Working rights, professional qualifications and family reunification;
  • What’s not covered by the WA;
  • Frequently asked questions.

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You can download a pdf of  the full document HERE.

#DeniedMyVote – How to Sue

DENIED YOUR VOTE IN THE EU ELECTIONS IN THE UK? Read this legal guide on how to sue.

If you are one of the many people who was unable to vote in the UK in the EU elections (but not because of the 15 year rule) and would like to consider suing those responsible, look at this guide on how to sue. It was commissioned by British in Europe from Bindmans Solicitors and was paid for from the money raised by crowd funding to investigate possible litigation (as well as a generous helping of Bindmans’ time that was given free). Continue reading #DeniedMyVote – How to Sue

Response to BiE from Ben Macpherson

On 28 August Jeremy Morgan and Mireille Pouget of the3million met Ben Macpherson, the Scottish Government Minister for Europe, to discuss citizens’ rights for EU citizens in Scotland and Britons in Europe. The Scottish government has been open to the problems both of EU citizens living there and of Scottish (and other UK) citizens in the EU. The meeting was productive and Ben promised to follow up on several points.

Read his detailed response HERE.

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