A campaign group called British in Europe, which represents UK nationals living in the European Union, has sent an open letter to the head of the European Commission’s Task Force for Relations with the UK, Michel Barnier, calling on him not to “defer” their rights and use them as leverage in the second phase of Brexit negotiations. “We must not be made bargaining chips a second time”, the group’s representatives wrote in the letter, published on British in Europe’s website, while referring to issues relating to the rights of Britons in the EU, some of which were left out of previous negotiations and not properly addressed by the Withdrawal Agreement. One of the most pressing issues is the working rights of Britons who cross the borders of EU member states, the group notes. Moreover, UK nationals are particularly worried about their ability to return to their home country with family members who are EU citizens, as well as if they do so for a lengthy period of time – as a longer stay could potentially compromise their residency in the European Union. “The defence of free movement is clearly a central factor in the future relationship negotiation, and as such,… Read full this story
- EU's Brexit negotiator heads to London for transition talks
- EU still awaits 'legal and operational' Brexit ideas from UK, says bloc's negotiator Barnier
- Russia denies former US marine is being held as a bargaining chip
- Farage: Brexit party will use EU poll to oust 'remain parliament'
- Brexit negotiations tread water as British MPs prepare to vote
- 'Idlib is a bargaining chip': civilians brace as Assad air assault escalates
- John McDonnell accuses Theresa May of betraying Brexit negotiations
- Briton mails severed toes to Canada for use in notorious cocktail
- Mum creates a dinosaur bedroom using bargain buys from Wilko, Primark and Argos
- Mum creates incredible Frozen-inspired Christmas wreath for £3.15 using bargains from eBay & B&M
Britons in Europe Call on EU’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Barnier Not to Use Them as ‘Bargaining Chips’ have 331 words, post on sputniknews.com at January 27, 2020. This is cached page on Talk Vietnam. If you want remove this page, please contact us.