Friday, 8 December 2017


EU citizens' rights in the UK
And Brits' rights in the EU (not so good?)

Border control signs at heathrow airport
Three million EU citizens presently live in the UK.
A million Brits live in the EU. 
This proposed deal is of vital importance to those directly involved and their families, to  those whose organisations depend upon their work, and to anyone who benefits from services dependent upon them.

As far as the Conductive Education in the UK is concerned this involves much of the present situation and had profound implications for the future.

Basic principles for EU Citizens living in the UK
  • Both EU citizens and UK nationals will be able 'to live, work or study as they currently do under the same conditions as under Union law
  • EU and UK citizens have free movement of rights until the day that the UK withdraws from the EU, 29 March 2019
  • This, in effect, is the cut-off date for EU citizens moving to the UK
  • Anyone who arrives before this date will have the right to stay
  • Those who are yet to be granted permanent residency in the UK will have their rights protected, so they can still acquire it after withdrawal
  • The latest deal includes reunification rights for relatives who do not live in the UK, to join them in the future
  • These rights extend to future spouses or partners of EU citizens
  • EU citizens living in the UK will have their rights enshrined in UK law and enforced by British courts
  • The European Court of Justice will have jurisdiction over EU citizens' rights for eight years after the withdrawal day
  • EU citizens in the UK will have equal access to social security, health care, education and employment
  • But they and UK citizens in the EU would lose their rights to residency if they are out of the country for five or more years
  • These residency rights in the UK will be under a new procedure, referred to as 'settled status'.
And more (see below)...

Brits living in the EU?
  • UK citizens who move elsewhere in the EU before Brexit day will have the right to stay in that country.
  • After the UK withdraws, the freedom of movement principles will not be the same for UK citizens living in the EU as for EU citizens living in Britain
  • The only way to keep this freedom of movement would be to apply for a passport in the European country where they reside
  • Issues that affect UK citizens in EU member states, like whether their rights are protected if they move to another member state after the withdrawal date or their ability to work cross-border in the EU, have been deferred to the second round of negotiation.
Full text of the EU-UK statement
This needs to be studied closely by everyone potentially affected:

Presumably versions are available in all EU languages

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