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presstv-uk sets up eu row over post-brexit citizens' rights

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says European Union citizens arriving in Britain during its post-Brexit transition period should not be afforded the same rights as those who arrived earlier.The embattled premier appears set for a clash with EU negotiators after telling reporters on a trip to China that "there is a difference between those who came prior to us leaving and those who will come when they know the UK is leaving."She added that the status of such EU citizens would be "a matter for negotiation" when Britain meets with EU officials again in March to set the terms of the transition period, which is expected to last around two years after Britain officially exits the bloc in March 2019.Brussels on Monday warned London that "citizens' rights during the transition are not negotiable."Th

presstv-uk mocks eu over brexit demands

Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis has mocked the European Union over divorce talks after Brussels published its position papers for talks with the UK on crucial issues.Davis said on Tuesday that the EU's demands to protect its citizensrights in the UK were "ridiculously high", giving its citizens greater rights in the UK than Britons have.European officials “are playing very hardball tactics and someone will have to know how to deal with them,” Davis told local media, adding, "The demands they are putting up are ridiculously high on EU citizens."Protecting EU citizensrights has been one of the most debated issues ahead of the Brexit talks.The ruling Tories published a series of documents they claim show the EU is set to demand life-time rights for its citizens living in Britain th

presstv-brexit negotiators accused of ignoring citizens' rights

Jerome HughesPress TV, BrusselsA conference has been held in the European Parliament in Brussels where Brexit negotiators gathered to discuss the crucial issue of citizens' rights. Politicians, civil society organizations and academics took part in the event. Jerome Hughes reports from the Belgian capital.

presstv-eu, uk fail to reach agreement in brexit talks

Britain and the European Union have failed to reach an agreement on the future rights of EU citizens in the UK and Britons in Europe after Brexit.The EU and UK Brexit teams failed to reach an agreement on 22 of the 44 issues under negotiation, a joint working paper has revealed. The Guardian reports.There are fundamental disagreements on 14 issues and a further eight areas that need further clarification, the document revealed.“I think we need to see how this will develop with the next two or three rounds of talks when we will have a better idea,” said Anne-Laure Donskoy, chair of the “3 million” group campaigning for the rights of EU citizens in the UK.There is serious disagreement on the way in which permanent residency is granted to EU citizens in the UK.The two sides are also still in

let eu nationals stay in britain | europe | for europe, against the eu | immigra

There is no doubt that, since the Brexit vote, the UK government has acted appallingly on the issue of EU citizens in the UK. It has failed to guarantee their rights, including their right to stay post-Brexit. The government seemed to suggest EU citizens would be used as bargaining chips in Brexit negotiations, betraying its willingness to keep EU workers from becoming equal citizens in British society. It said it would give priority to this issue once exit negotiations had begun, but to assign an instrumental role to EU workers in this way is inexcusable. This week, the debate got more heated, as it seems the Lords are likely to challenge the government’s Brexit bill precisely on the issue of EU nationals’ rights.It was for these reasons that I supported the ‘One Day Without Us’ event at

presstv-'may's brexit plans under threat'

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing growing opposition from parliamentarians both inside and outside her party.The Independent revealed on Saturday that parliamentarians from all sides had decided to form a cross-party alliance to derail Theresa May’s Brexit plans after her humiliating encounter with European Union leaders at the EU summit in Brussels.EU summitAt the two-day EU summit in Brussels, on Thursday and Friday, the British Prime Minister had presented a blueprint of her Brexit plan regarding citizensrights.She said EU nationals could stay in the UK after Brexit, providing British expats were given the same assurance.The offer, however, met with overall outcry bearing in mind the fact that there are 3.5 million EU citizens in the UK and only 1.2 million Briton

presstv-uk and eu still disagree on citizens' rights

British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis has said there is a "moral imperative" to reach a quick deal on the rights of EU nationals living in Britain and UK citizens in the bloc.The British government took "very, very seriously" the need to end the anxiety and uncertainty of both sides, Davis said at a news conference after talks with Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek in Prague."We want to do this quickly as a moral imperative because we want to take away the anxiety of all of those four million people and give them some certainty in their future," he said.However, Davis again signaled that he is not willing to compromise over the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and said British courts should be responsible for the rights of EU citizens in the

brexit: david davis says the uk has done most of the compromising in divorce tal

Brexit Secretary David Davis says the UK has offered a number of compromises in Brexit talks but has “not always got them back”.See related Twitter reacts as Brexit talks beginMany EU countries are eager to move on to discussing trade but talks cannot progress until questions about the UK divorce bill and citizensrights are resolved.“The Brexit secretary said the UK had made concessions on the right of EU citizens to vote in local elections in the UK among other things,” the BBC says. “In a speech in Berlin on Thursday, he warned against ‘putting politics above prosperity’ in Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU.”BBC politics editor Laura Kuenssberg says the Brexit secretary’s speech implied that the UK had “significant frustrations” with the EU’s attitude. Davis didn’t disclos

amsterdam ups lobbying effort on behalf of british amsterdammers

Amsterdam’s  mayor Eberhard van der Laan has written an open letter to British Amsterdammers updating them on what he and city hall officials have been doing to protect their post Brexit rights.‘Amsterdam strives to be a capital city that is responsible for all its inhabitants… this includes you along with the 16,000 British citizens who currently call Amsterdam home,’ the mayor said in his letter.The mayor said he has been in contact with prime minister Mark Rutte, top EU officials and the majors of the 27 capitals of the other European states about the concerns of the British community in the Netherlands.Citizenship rights are a key issue on the ongoing Brexit negotiations and hundreds of Britons in the Netherlands are considering taking Dutch nationality to avoid losing their European r

may’s compromise will fracture the nation

Last Friday, Theresa May’s government concluded the first part of a deal on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. It envisages a bilateral treaty between Britain and the EU that will guarantee the rights of EU citizens in Britain post-Brexit. If it comes to pass, this agreement will end Britain’s claim to being a sovereign state, for it will create a protected class of citizen, living in Britain, whose rights are determined not by Britain, but by the EU.Sovereignty was supposed to be one of May’s red lines for the Brexit negotiation. In her Lancaster House speech, she said that ‘we will take back control of our laws and bring an end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in Britain’, and that we would ensure that British ‘laws will be interpreted by judges not in Luxe

may’s compromise will fracture the nation

Last Friday, Theresa May’s government concluded the first part of a deal on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. It envisages a bilateral treaty between Britain and the EU that will guarantee the rights of EU citizens in Britain post-Brexit. If it comes to pass, this agreement will end Britain’s claim to being a sovereign state, for it will create a protected class of citizen, living in Britain, whose rights are determined not by Britain, but by the EU.Sovereignty was supposed to be one of May’s red lines for the Brexit negotiation. In her Lancaster House speech, she said that ‘we will take back control of our laws and bring an end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in Britain’, and that we would ensure that British ‘laws will be interpreted by judges not in Luxe

brexit: u.k.-e.u. talks begin with citizens' rights in focus

(BRUSSELS) — Talks to extricate Britain from the European Union began in earnest Monday with both sides still seemingly far apart on citizens' rights after Brexit officially takes place in less than two years.After an initial meeting last month where the structure of the talks was determined, Britain's Brexit minister, David Davis, met up with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator in Brussels ahead of four-days of discussions.Progress on citizens' rights is one of the three main issues that have to be resolved before the two sides can start talking about a wide-ranging free trade deal, the others being the bill Britain has to pay to meet existing commitments and the border issue in Ireland.The British proposal offers EU nationals who have lived in Britain for at least five years — as of an unsp

presstv-‘eu citizens in uk must get special id card’

British Prime Minister Theresa May has provided details of her plan to protect the rights of EU citizens living in Britain, saying all of them will have to apply for a special ID card if they want to reside in the country after Brexit.  More than three million Europeans are currently living in Britain and around one million Britons living elsewhere in the EU. The issue of citizensrights is one of the three priorities in the Brexit talks which began last week, along with Britain's divorce bill and the question of Northern Ireland.A 15-page document issued by the government proposes an online system to process applications that will provide EU citizens the same “indefinite leave to remain” status as many migrants from elsewhere who have also lived in the UK for five years.The EU “settled s

presstv-may’s brexit plan suffers blow in parliament

British lawmakers have further delayed the country’s withdrawal from the European Union by requiring the government to address concerns regarding the rights of EU citizens living in the country.The House of Lords voted 358 to 256 on Wednesday for a change to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan, stating she can only trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin EU talks by promising to protect the rights of over 3 million EU citizens that reside in the country.Introduced by the opposition Labour Party and Liberal Democrats, the amendment postpones the passing of May’s plan and pushes back the earliest date she can set Brexit in motion to around March 13.Government sources told British media that May would fight the new mandate once it reaches the lower house of Parliament, where th

presstv-brexit talks apparently already faltering

Jerome HughesPress TV, BrusselsBrexit talks appear to falter before getting fully off the ground as Brussels applies pressure on London to make clear its negotiating positions. The financial settlement Britain must pay to the EU and citizens' rights are two issues already showing signs of becoming major stumbling blocks in the Brexit negotiations.

presstv-a million skilled eu workers leaving uk after brexit

Nearly one million European Union nationals working in Britain are planning to leave the country following last year’s Brexit referendum, a new study has found. The survey, conducted by KPMG, found that 55 percent of those with PhDs and 49 percent of those with postgraduate degrees had either decided to leave the UK or were considering it. The international poll, which surveyed 2,000 EU citizens working in Britain and 1,000 EU citizens from the ten EU member states most likely to supply labor to the UK, also found that 50 percent of people felt less welcome in the country since the Brexit referendum.“Our survey highlights how important the actions of employers are going to be if the UK is to avoid a Brexit brain-drain.  Although almost half of the EU citizens working in the UK plan to stay

one issue that could break the brexit talks

The rights of EU citizens in Britain, and British citizens in the EU, are suddenly up for negotiation.

brexit: theresa may says e.u. citizens can stay after brexit

(BRUSSELS) — British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that E.U. citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union and says their fate will be a top priority in Brexit negotiations — prompting guarded praise from other E.U. leaders at a tense time for the continent.May's proposals at an E.U. summit were a carefully timed gesture days after talks began on Britain's departure. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called them "a good start."May laid out benchmarks for the rights of 3 million E.U. citizens living legally in Britain and how they should be shielded from excessive harm because of the divorce. She made it clear that Britain wants reciprocal measures for the 1.5 million British citizens living in the E.U.. The issue of citizens' rights is especia

presstv-may promises eu citizens can stay after brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised EU citizens living in her country that they would be allowed to stay after Brexit, offering them a chance to build up the same rights to work, healthcare and benefits as UK citizens.Speaking at the end of a dinner at an EU leaders’ summit in Brussels on Thursday, May reportedly gave "a clear commitment that no EU citizen currently in the UK lawfully will be asked to leave the country at the point that the UK leaves the EU.”May had called for a snap election in April in hopes of getting an increased majority that could have strengthened her position before going into two years of intense negotiations with the European Union about Britain’s departure from the bloc.However, May’s election gamble spectacularly backfired. British voters dealt her

presstv-brexit: a complex divorce process

It’s becoming clear that there is far more complexity than thought behind Britain’s exit from the European Union, the so-called Brexit.With triggering article 50 the British government should settle all differences with the EU before full separation from the continent.In many EU citizens eyes, Brexit is punishment enough for Britain itself, that is to an extent that Tusk has already argued “Brexit in itself is punitive enough.”

presstv-eu, britain clash over brexit citizen plan

A first item in talks between Britain and the European Union on the so-called Brexit, Britain’s exit from the EU, has appeared to be very problematic as EU leaders slam London’s plan to ensure the rights of EU citizens after Britain leaves the bloc.European Council President Donald Tusk warned on Friday that offers by British Prime Minister Theresa May on how the EU and Britain should ensure the rights of each other’s citizens risked leaving the two sides on more disagreements in the ongoing Brexit talks.“My first impression is that the UK’s offer is below our expectations, and that it risks worsening the situation of citizens ... It will be for our negotiating team to analyze the offer line by line,” Tusk said during a summit of EU leaders in Brussels.Tusk and other EU leaders urged Brita

presstv-highly divisive brexit talks resume

Jerome HughesPressTV, BrusselsHighly divisive Brexit talks resume in Brussels focusing mainly on citizens' rights and the bill Britain must pay the EU for leaving. The current round of talks will conclude on Thursday at which point a clearer picture will emerge as two whether both sides are able to see eye to eye. Jerome Hughes reports. 

presstv-eu urges sufficient progress on brexit

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator has set out tough conditions for Britain to meet during the first months of talks before both sides can start looking at a future relationship. "The British position does not allow those persons concerned to continue to live their lives as they do today," Michael Barnier said on Tuesday.Barnier added Britain needs to make sufficient progress on all initial issues before talks can move to the next stage."We want EU citizens in Britain to have the same rights as British citizens who live in the EU," he told a news conference in Brussels. He further said that there were many differences with Britain including citizens' rights that need to be sorted out before talks on a trade deal could start.Barnier emphasized that was essential that the UK recogn

brexit-backers slammed as citizen rights row leaves 200 parliament staff at risk

Brexit-backing MPs and ministers have been condemned as "disgraceful" for refusing to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK as it emerged almost 200 people working in Parliament face an uncertain future because of their nationality.Start the conversation, or Read more at The Belfast Telegraph.

presstv-uk pm to trigger brexit despite house of lords defeat

Camilia ShambayatiPress TV, LondonThe UK’s House of Lords has defied Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans. The lawmakers say May can only trigger divorce talks if she promises to protect the rights of EU citizens living in Britain. But now the premier says she is determined to overturn the defeat in Parliament next week. Camilia Shambayati reports from London. 

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