In search of Brexit reciprocity

By |oktober 22nd, 2019|Brexit, eu citizenship, News|

When the Belgian government assured British expatriates that they could stay in place and work without a permit in the event of a no-deal Brexit until 2020, the twenty-five thousand Belgian and British citizens who currently live and work in each others’ countries breathed a sigh of relief.

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 SR Brexit – Raising awareness for hidden Europeans

By |oktober 22nd, 2019|Brexit, eu citizenship, immigration, News|

Raising awareness of the need for EU citizens in the UK to apply for EU Settled Status is one of the main challenges facing the UK government and activists. And it’s proving to be harder than many in the government expected.

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No escape from the hostile environment

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Brexit, citizens' rights, eu citizenship, Home Office, immigration policy, News|

The UK's offer of settled status to EU citizens may have seemed like a change of tack in its migration policy but there are many causes for anxiety, writes Roger Casale.

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Brexit causes status anxiety among EU nationals in the UK

By |oktober 14th, 2019|Brexit, citizens' rights, eu citizenship, News, UK government|

The negotiations on a Brexit Withdrawal Agreement have been painfully slow and often rancorous, but ministers have always insisted that the rights of EU nationals living in the UK will be protected. But despite all pledges, including from Prime Ministe...

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Deputy PM, minister and MEP named in Bulgaria’s cash-for-passport scam

By |november 28th, 2018|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, corruption, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Ekaterina Zaharieva, EPP, eu citizenship, GERB, Jean-Claude Juncker, Krassimir Karakachanov, mafia, military procurement, nationalists, News, Organised Crime, Sotir Tsatsarov, United Patriots, Věra Jourová|

EXCLUSIVE: A deputy Prime Minister, a Minister and a Bulgarian MEP are responsible for the illegal business of selling Bulgarian passports to foreigners, a whisteblower told EURACTIV, providing a bundle of documents that appeared to confirm the accusat...

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UK expats cannot challenge Brexit talks, EU court rules

By |november 26th, 2018|Brexit referendum 2016, eu citizenship, EU General Court, News|

The General Court of the European Union dismissed a case brought by a World War Two veteran and other Britons living on the continent against the Brexit negotiation, ruling that their rights as EU citizens had not yet been infringed.

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Thousands obtained EU citizenship for €5000 in Bulgarian scam

By |oktober 30th, 2018|Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, eu citizenship, golden visas, News, rule of law|

Prosecutors said Monday (29 October) they have broken up a scam run by Bulgarian officials which had enabled thousands of foreigners to obtain passports for cash -- and with them visa-free travel across the EU.

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Expert: The EU political agenda must be set by ordinary citizens

By |januar 3rd, 2018|citizen conventions, citizenship, democratic deficit, e-democracy, ECI, Emmanuel Macron, eu citizenship, News, parliamentary democracy, participatory democracy|

Arguing for an alternative vision of European cooperation, political scientist Richard Youngs told EURACTIV that an EU rethink must include new voices and involve a fully participative process of consultation, in line with what French President Emmanue...

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Duff : Is the European Parliament really a serious parliament?

By |september 11th, 2017|Brexit, degressive proportionality, Emmanueal Macron, eu citizenship, EU electoral reform, European constituency, European elections 2019, European Parliament, European political parties, Lisbon Treaty, News, Spitzenkandidaten, transnational list|

Over the years, step by step, the European Parliament has won a share of real constitutional power. Today, circumstances have thrown it a golden opportunity to take another major step – but it looks as though MEPs are going to retreat again, argues Andrew Duff.

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EPP official: UK shouldn’t ‘use’ citizenship to put pressure on Brexit talks

By |marec 30th, 2017|Brexit, Brexit negotiations, citizenship, EPP, eu citizenship, News, Theresa May|

The EU suspects that the UK will play political games in the Brexit negotiations on the issue of citizenship due to the bloc's perceived strong interest in the matter, a European People’s Party (EPP) official revealed. EURACTIV.com reports from Malta.

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