British in Europe have written to the Prime Minister to remind him of the promises made during the Leave campaign and that his Ministers’ language and policies matter…. Continue reading Open letter to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British in Europe, along with our colleagues the3million, were invited to return to the Petitions committee at the European Parliament (PETI) to follow up a submission made in February 2018. Unfortunately, due to work commitments, we were unable to attend in person but instead asked MEP Jude Kirton-Darling to read out a statement on our behalf. Continue reading BiE statement to PETI committee in Brussels
Following the #DeniedMyVote campaign which many of you supported, we promised to call upon the European Commission to add the experience of UK citizens in the EU27 to the investigation they have already initiated into the problems EU citizens had voting in the UK, and to press for a proper inquiry in the UK itself.
The detailed letter sent to Vĕra Jourová, EU Commissioner (Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality), on our behalf by Bindmans LLP can be read here in full.
The UK Government’s announcement that it is to continue healthcare funding for S1 holders for just 6 months was top of the agenda for the meeting between members of BiE’s advocacy team and the Foreign Office Minister of State Chris Pincher yesterday evening (23 September). Continue reading BiE meets with Foreign Office Minister of State Chris Pincher
Reacting to the UK Government’s announcement that it will only fund S1 healthcare for 180,000 UK nationals in the EU 27 – including pensioners and persons with disabilities – for six months after a no deal Brexit, Jeremy Morgan, Vice Chair of British in Europe said:
Continue reading Press Release: Healthcare announcement
Citizens’ rights groups the3million and British in Europe disappointed with EP resolution
Following the European Parliament resolution adopted yesterday, it is sad to see that there is a resolution but no solution. The European Parliament has made no concrete suggestions about how to ensure that the rights of five million citizens will be protected, whether there is a deal or not. Continue reading the3million and BiE disappointed with EP resolution
A new platform has been set up to represent the coalition group ‘British in Europe’ in France, and to gather together all the information and resources that are relevant to the citizens’ rights of UK nationals living in France after Brexit. Continue reading France Rights – BiE in France
On Friday 29 August the BiE steering group met at the UNISON building in London, the first time we have all been physically together in one place for over a year. Our first priority was to review how, and indeed whether, we can continue to operate going forward, particularly from January 2020 onwards. The current steering committee members have contributed their professional skills on a voluntary basis for almost three years now. This has involved many hours and personal and pecuniary sacrifices that will not be sustainable for much longer. Continue reading Steering Team Meeting in London
Earlier this year, France published legislation that will take effect should the UK leave the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement. Citizens’ rights were included in this ordonnance and the subsequent decree. We take a look at the differences between what is included in the French legislation and what has been agreed in the Withdrawal Agreement. There are considertable differences.