Tackling Brexit

Tunnelling under Brexit

  "Even if EU citizenship is linked to the nationality of a Member State, does that mean that some 60 million can really be stripped of this status automatically on 31 January 2020? This issue was excluded from the divorce negotiations between the EU and the UK, so many questions are left unanswered."  

Creating a new category of European rights holders in search of a status

The impact of the UK leaving the EU on 3 million EU citizens living in the UK and 1.3 UK citizens living in the EU has been discussed at the Summer Universities and at special briefings from the Commission’s lead negotiator on this topic. 

A complaint has been made to the Commission and to the European Ombudsman by Tony Venables and a petition presented to the European Parliament on the loss of EU citizenship. 

Recently a request has been made to the Commission for access to documents to seek clarity about future free movement rights for UK citizens.

We are supporting the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) on permanent European Union citizenship, in which we demand for a more inclusive citizenship and a stronger European identity. Below, you can find our invitation to support this ECI: we are not only asking you as a European citizen to sign, we are also asking you to alert your family, friends and wider network to do the same. 

Your opinion matters, sign now!


Useful resources

GUILD, Elspeth (2017), BREXIT and its Consequences for UK and EU Citizenship or Monstrous Citizenship. Brill | Nijhoff.

MINDUS, Patricia (2016), European Citizenship after Brexit. SRNN.
The full article is available to download from the SSRN website.

VENABLES, Tony (2016), The UK Referendum on Membership of the EU, One Choice Hides Another – To Keep or Give up European Citizenship.
Full download or download the shortened version of this article