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Committee examines rights of citizens affected by UK withdrawal

26 June 2020

Over the next fortnight, the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union examines how the rights of citizens have been affected by the UK's departure from the EU, beginning on Tuesday 30 June with UK citizens residing in the EU.

Scope of the session

Part 2 of the Withdrawal Agreement signed by the UK and EU covers the rights of citizens, and the European Commission last month adopted a Guidance Note, to assist national authorities in proper implementation of its contents.

In this evidence session, the Committee will question representatives of British in Europe, resident in Germany, France and Spain about the experiences of British citizens so far across EU member states, examining the different systems that are going to apply in each EU member state, what conditions British citizens will be expected to satisfy, and what uncertainties remain at this time.

The Committee is also expected to consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on preparations, and the role of the Joint Committee on the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement, which oversees certain Specialised Committees; including one dedicated to citizens' rights.

On Tuesday 7 July, the Committee will turn to the rights of EU citizens in the UK.


Tuesday 30 June 2020

At 10.30am:

  • Jane Golding, British in Europe co-chair, and co-chair of British in Germany
  • Kalba Meadows, British in Europe steering committee, and co-founder of France Rights
  • Michael Harris, British in Europe steering committee, and co-chair of Eurocitizens in Spain

Further information

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