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11-05-2017 - The situation and rights of EU citizens in the UK

LIBE EMPL PETI 22-05-2017 - 14:53

In its Resolution of 5 April 2017 on negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union, the European Parliament advocated for the fair treatment of EU-27 citizens living or having lived in the United Kingdom and of United Kingdom citizens living or having lived in the EU-27.

The EP also demanded that the status and rights of EU-27 citizens residing in the United Kingdom and of United Kingdom citizens residing in the EU-27 be subject to the principles of reciprocity, equity, symmetry and non-discrimination. There are many aspects to be taken into account when analysing the situation of those citizens: the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Committee on Petitions held a joint hearing on the situation of EU citizens in the UK on 11 May 2017 from 15.00 to 18.30 in room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 3C050.

Presentations and speeches

      Mr Jan DOERFEL, Immigration barrister in the UK
      Mr Jonathan PORTES, Research fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (UK)
      Mr Charlie JEFFERY, Senior Vice Principal, University of Edinburgh
      Ms Leona BASHOW, Petitioner
      Ms Anne WILKINSON, Petitioner
      Ms Samia BADANI, “New Europeans”