miércoles, 22 de marzo de 2017

UK NATIONALS WILL LOSE ALL CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS ON BRITAIN'S DEPARTURE FROM THE EU

Professor López Garrido, ex-secretary of state for European Affairs
   UK nationals in Europe will automatically lose all their citizenship rights on Britain´s departure from the EU, unless there is a specific agreement to the contrary, according to a report by two Spanish legal experts carried out for the European Parliament. This will mean the end to a whole raft of rights: freedom of movement; the right to live, work and study; the right to receive social benefits; consumer and political rights.
    These are the shocking conclusions of Antonio Fernández Tomás and ex-secretary of state Diego López Garrido, lecturers in international law at the University of Castilla La Mancha. According to the two experts, these rights cannot be considered as 'acquired' by citizens individually, but as a result of their nationality and thus they will be 'extinguished' immediately on the UK's departure. They say there are no legal precedents for the rights of individual citizens to be prolonged after their country has ceased to be a signature of the relevant international treaty. López Garrido highlighted the importance of a 'wide agreement' between the UK and EU to put an end to uncertainties faced by citizens.
   This report clearly contradicts the complacency of the UK government and prominent pro-Brexit politicians who routinely say that British expats 'have nothing to worry about' after Brexit. It also makes it even more vital for groups like EuroCitizens to fight for the rights of citizens who moved to the EU in good faith, but who have had their futures blighted by Brexit. 

Remember:  Saturday 25 March, 17,30 Plaza del Callao, Demonstration to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Links:

http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20170321/britanicos-no-podran-conservar-derechos-libertades-tratados-europeos-segun-informe-juridico/1507447.shtml

http://www.elconfidencial.com/mundo/2017-03-21/brexit-derechos-union-europea-britanicos-negociacion_1351932/

GET READY FOR THE DEMONSTRATION ON SATURDAY!

Print this out to make your own placard for the demonstration!!!!!!!
   EuroCitizens is one of the organising groups of the demonstration in Madrid this Saturday 25 March (Plaza del Callao 18h) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. Above is a poster to print out (A4 or A2) to create your own placard. It is important for us to be visible as a group.
   Please get there at 17,30 to warm up and get your face painted! There will be music and short speeches from different groups like Españoles en el Reino Unido, EuroCitizens and various pro-European groups. The demonstration will finish at 19.10 with the singing of Beethoven's rousing 'Ode to Joy'.
  The weather forecast is not great so bring your umbrella. We are going to have fun and at the same time make our demands clear. We want to stop being bargaining chips and have our full EU citizenship rights confirmed. NOW!


EUROCITIZENS PARTICIPA EN UN COLOQUIO SOBRE EL IMPACTO DEL BREXIT EN EL MERCADO DE TRABAJO


EUROCITIZENS: PLEA FOR DONATIONS

Madrid, 22/03/17  
     The activity of EuroCitizens has risen dramatically in the last three months as the UK moves inexorably towards Brexit, leaving its EU emigrants in limbo, bargaining chips in what promise to be complex and divisive negotiations.   
    Two weeks ago we organised a successful round table on the impact of Brexit on citizens, held at the offices of the European Parliament and with the participation of top-ranking politicians and experts. This Thursday, two EuroCitizens members will be meeting a senior civil servant from the Department for Exiting the EU at the British Embassy. On Saturday (18h Plaza del Callao, Madrid), we are participating in a demonstration of European groups to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. Next week, we will be at a round table in Valladolid with Spanish and British union leaders to discuss the impact of Brexit on employment.
  All the people working for EuroCitizens are unpaid volunteers, but we have incurred growing expenses. Despite the generous contributions of our members, we need further support. We are a non-profit-making organisation and our bank account number is:
 
ES35 2100 1658 2602 0028 9449 (Caixabank) 

Please give what you are able contribute, however small the amount.

lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

EUROCITIZENS PETITION: 'GUARANTEE THE RIGHTS OF ALL EU AND UK MIGRANTS NOW!'

EuroCitizens is one of the signatories of a new petition to Antonio Tajani, President of the European
Parliament: 

'Give a formal guarantee now to all EU citizens currently residing in the UK and all British nationals currently living in the EU, to maintain their existing full rights of residence and work after the UK has formally left the EU, that they currently enjoy as EU citizens. This guarantee needs to be made in a way that does not exclude hundreds of thousands of citizens who may not be considered ‘lawfully resident’ as a result of bureaucratic technicalities such as the conditions around ‘Comprehensive Sickness Insurance’ in the UK.'

With the activation of Clause 50 next week, it is crucial that the politicians on both sides put citizens first and end the anxiety and uncertainty suffered by nearly 5 million people.

Please sign the petition:

https://you.wemove.eu/campaigns/brexit-guarantee-the-rights-of-eu-uk-migrants-now

Open letter signed by EuroCitizens

jueves, 16 de marzo de 2017

EUROCITIZENS TAKES PART IN THE 'MARCH FOR EUROPE' IN MADRID

Saturday 25 March will be the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome which later led to the creation of the European Union. For Europeans it is an important date and demonstrations will be held in various capital cities such as Rome and London.
In Madrid there will be a demonstration in the Plaza del Callao at six pm on Saturday 25 March, organised by various pro-European groups. EuroCitizens will be taking part in the event and it will be an excellent opportunity for us to get across our message in defence of British and Spanish citizens whose European rights are under threat from Brexit. We will also defend our vision of a more open and tolerant Europe.



EUROCITIZENS PARTICIPA EN LA MARCHA POR EUROPA EN MADRID

El sábado 25 de marzo se celebra el 60º aniversario de la firma del Tratado de Roma, que dio origen a la Unión Europea. Para los europeos es una fecha histórica y habrá marchas en varias capitales como RomaLondres. En Madrid habrá una concentración en la Plaza del Callao a las 18h el sábado 25 de marzo, convocada por varios grupos pro-Europeos. 
Euro-Citizens participará en este acto público y será una excelente oportunidad para lanzar nuestro mensaje en defensa de los ciudadanos británicos y españoles cuyos derechos europeos están amenazados por el Brexit. También defenderemos nuestra visión de una Europa abierta y tolerante.