British in Europe publications – 2017

Over the last nine months we have produced a number of papers and other publications that have been widely circulated, to members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords as well as to the European Commission and members of the European Parliament.

‘UK Citizens in Europe – Towards an Alternative White Paper’.  Published on 1 February 2017 to coincide with the government’s White Paper on Brexit, our first publication set out clear concerns about being able to live, work, run a business or study in the European countries where many have made lives for themselves and their families.

Comments by BiE and the3million on EU Negotiating Guidelines plus Commission Recommendation and directives. On 8 May 2017, British in Europe and the3million published our comments on the Negotiating Guidelines plus the Commission Recommendation and directives that were adopted by the European Council on 29th April. It is worth noting that our most serious reservation was the lack of any proposal to ring-fence the agreement on citizens’ rights – an omission which still has not been addressed.

Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens Living in the UK and UK Nationals Living in the EU: a Joint Response to the UK’s Proposal. On 1 July 2017 we published our response to the UK proposals on citizens’ rights.

Response of British in Europe and the3million to the second round of negotiations. Published on 2 August 2017.

Addendum to our response to the second round of negotiations. On 22 August 2017 we published an Addendum to our main response to round to, focusing particularly in our serious concerns on the EU position on freedom of movement for UK citizens in the EU, including the potential impact of this on cross-border working.

Annex to Addendum on free movement and cross border working: case studies. While the Addendum represents our legal arguments, the Annex presents the human aspect of free movement and cross-border working, and examines how the EU proposals could impact real lives. The Annex comprises a series of case studies, which illustrate the rich and varied cross-border working lives of British citizens in the EU. 

Response of British in Europe and the3million to the third round of negotiations. Published on 6 September 2017.

Response of British in Europe to Theresa May’s Florence speech of 22nd September 2017.   Released 22.09.17

Response of British in Europe to the 5th Round of Negotiations Released 12.10.17

Citizens’ Rights: The road to a satisfactory comprehensive agreement. A review by British in Europe of the negotiations to date.