Citizens (Mar 2018 Draft)

Provisions on Citizens Part 2 of the draft withdrawal agreement largely reflects the. December 2017 joint report. All of it is colour coded green in the publish draft on 19th March, indicating agreement in principle. Articles 8 and 9 confirms that all EU ‘citizenship’ rights will continue to apply to EU nationals and their family […]

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Context

EU Free Movement of Persons The European Union Treaty provides that the free movement of workers is a fundamental freedom. There is a directly enforceable right to come to another member state to exercise an economic activity.  The European courts have given expression and substance to this right, which is directly enforceable throughout the EU […]

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Range of Outcomes

Effect of Brexit- Loss of EU Rights Brexit, if unaccompanied by any new agreement, would lead to the loss of mutual rights by EU and UK citizens to travel, to work, retire, study or exercise EU citizenship rights in each other’s territory. The EU rules are set out in the treaty and override domestic measures. […]

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Existing Migrants

Overview After Brexit, EU nationals who live in the UK will no longer be able to rely on EU law to underpin their status and residence rights in the United Kingdom. The matter will be governed by UK law. The position of existing residents is likely to be governed by the Withdrawal Agreement. The UK […]

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The Common Travel Area

The Common Travel Area The Common Travel Area did not formally involve aligned immigration rules. However, it involved sufficient alignment and continuing cooperation between the immigration authorities of Ireland and the UK. The CTA was largely subsumed under the common EU freedom of movement rights when both joined the EEC in 1973. However, it did […]

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EU Travel UK No Deal Notes

Before 29 March 2019 Most EU countries (though not the UK) are members of the Schengen Agreement. This agreement removes passport checks and border controls at the borders between countries within the Schengen area. People can travel around the area as if it is one country. If you’re a British citizen, as an EU national, […]

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