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Published: 29 June 2020
British in Europe and the3million welcome the EC Guidance Note on the Withdrawal Agreement (WA). It provides helpful clarification and guidance concerning the implementation of the provisions of the WA in the EU27 (and the UK) and their application to UK citizens in the EU (“UKinEU”) and EU citizens in the UK (“EUinUK”).
While primarily aimed at officials, the clear explanations and the
practical examples also provide assistance for those groups following and monitoring closely the implementation of the WA, such as the3million and British in Europe.
This comments paper has been written by the advocacy teams who have accompanied the negotiations from their very first day, to:
1) cover issues that are not dealt with in the Guidance Note and where they consider that guidance is critical, and
2) to raise questions and requests for clarification as regards the drafting of the Guidance Note itself.
Published: 9 June 2020
Jeremy Morgan, vice-chair of BiE gave evidence to the Select Committee on the Immigration Bill and its impact on British citizens living in the EU.
Published: 30 May 2020
Following the written evidence submitted below, three members of the Steering Team gave oral evidence to the Select Committee. This dedicated session lasted 1.5 hours and covered the points raised in the written evidence below.
Published: 21 May 2020
At the end of April 2020 British in Europe was once more asked by the UK Parliamentary Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union to provide evidence. We have already given oral evidence twice to this committee, which is chaired by Hilary Benn, as well as written evidence.
This time, our views on 9 specific questions was requested.
Published: 19 May 2020
Following a response from Wendy Morton, Minister for the European Neighbourhood and the Americas, BiE nad t3m have replied to the UK Government and the EU Commission with some of the more important specifics that we would like to see discussed and resolved ahead of the first meeting of the special sub-committee of the Joint Committee on citizens’ rights.