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Brexit 31-08-2020

Solidarity is needed on EU citizenship as well as on COVID-19

The response by EU leaders to the COVID-19 crisis suggests that solidarity is on the rise. But what about solidarity between Europe’s own citizens, and the 65 million Britons who face losing their rights to EU citizenship? A group of authors provide their thoughts.
Brexit 22-01-2020

Give EU nationals physical proof of UK status, landlords urge Johnson

Landlords and civil society campaigners have urged Boris Johnson’s government to provide physical proof for EU citizens living in the UK, warning that landlords and employers could otherwise be reluctant to let a home or offer a job to EU citizens.
Brexit 22-10-2019

In search of Brexit reciprocity

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.

Brexit – Raising awareness for hidden Europeans

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.
Brexit 16-10-2019

No escape from the hostile environment

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.
Brexit 14-10-2019

Brexit causes status anxiety among EU nationals in the UK

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 Minister Boris Johnson, there is continuing anxiety on all sides.

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

EXCLUSIVE: A deputy prime minister, a minister and a Bulgarian MEP are allegedly responsible for illegally selling Bulgarian passports to foreigners, according to claims made by a whistleblower who provided a bundle of documents that appeared to confirm the accusation.
Brexit 26-11-2018

UK expats cannot challenge Brexit talks, EU court rules

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.

Thousands obtained EU citizenship for €5000 in Bulgarian scam

Bulgarian prosecutors said Monday (29 October) they have broken up a scam run by state officials which had enabled thousands of foreigners to obtain Bulgarian passports for cash -- and with them visa-free travel across the EU.
Future EU 03-01-2018

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

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 Emmanuel Macron has proposed in recent months. In his new book he shows how that can be achieved.
EU Priorities 2020 11-09-2017

Duff : Is the European Parliament really a serious parliament?

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.
Brexit 30-03-2017

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

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.
Economy & Jobs 01-12-2016

Luxembourg MEP: Associate citizenship for Brits is ‘an offer, not an obligation’

Many fear that the UK's decision to leave the EU will strip British citizens of their right to free movement around the bloc. EURACTIV Germany spoke to the MEP trying to protect that right.
Brexit 04-10-2016

Give Brits voluntary dual EU citizenship after Brexit

Despite the EU referendum result, many Brits remain proud Europeans and do not want to surrender the advantages of EU membership. Joe Williams argues that the EU should offer voluntary dual citizenship if the UK leaves the bloc.
Brexit 17-06-2016

Why leaving the EU would be complicated for the UK

A withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union would ultimately end up frustrating certain legitimate expectations of EU citizens, writes Thomas Burri.
Filippo Addarii
Languages & Culture 06-01-2015

Storytelling is part of the European Commission’s job

The Commission can make better use of art, technology and storytelling if it wants people to get interested, writes Filippo Addarii.
EU Elections 2014 29-07-2014

Elections boosted belief that Europeans have a voice

Despite the victory of Euroscepticism in the EU elections, more Europeans believe their voice counts in the EU than ever before. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Elections 2014 24-02-2014

EU Conservatives call single candidate election campaigns a ‘1950-style vision’

The Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR) announced on Thursday (20 February) that they would not put forward a candidate for the European Commission presidency, calling the parties’ initiative for single candidates “an old 1950-style vision”.

MEPs to slam Malta’s plan for EU passports

Starting in February, Malta is planning to sell EU passports to foreigners, but a European Parliament vote on Thursday (16 January) is unlikely to overturn the decision, as the country has a long track-record of handing out citizenship for a price, EURACTIV Germany reports.

Maltese parliament approves selling citizenship to non-EU citizens

Malta's parliament on Tuesday (12 November) approved selling citizenship of the Mediterranean island for €650,000 for each non-European Union applicant.
Brexit 11-09-2012

Independent Scots may lose EU citizenship

Scottish people could lose European Union citizenship if the region wins independence from the United Kingdom, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has suggested. 
Elections 22-02-2012

Foreigners’ right to vote: Let’s start with the Europeans!

EU citizens who reside in another EU member state should be allowed to participate in general elections just like the nationals of that country, writes Philippe Cayla, president of Euronews.
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