Brexit and the protection of all citizens' rights under EC law
Question for written answer E-001369-18
to the Commission
Julie Ward (S&D)
In May 2017, the Commission committed in its ‘Essential Principles on Citizens’ Rights’ to ensuring that the rights set out in the Withdrawal Agreement concerning the UK would provide the ‘same level of protection as set out in Union law at the date of withdrawal of EU-27 citizens’.
On 8 December 2017, the Commission and the UK published their Joint Report containing a detailed consensus on citizens’ rights.
Despite the Commission’s assurances, it has become clear that this Joint Report does not fully cover the entire spectrum of rights which all EU citizens and family members presently enjoy under EC law.
Could the Commission please confirm whether the Brexit negotiations:
- 1.Will continue with a distinct strand of talks on citizens’ rights?
- 2.Will aim to secure consensus on protecting the acquired rights of family members of EU citizens who have returned home after residing in another Member State as recognised by the Court of Justice’s ruling in Case C-370/90 Singh?
- 3.Will aim to secure consensus on protecting the acquired rights of primary carers of EU citizens having a right of residence in the citizen’s home country arising from the Court of Justice’s ruling in Case C-34/09 Ruiz Zambrano?