‘British offer insufficient for EU-citizens

‘British offer insufficient for EU-citizens

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The rights of non-British EU citizens who are now in Britain to live, work and study after the brexit insufficiently guaranteed.

That said, the EU-hoofdhandelaar Michel Barnier said Wednesday in Brussels. The British government has offered to the EU citizens in the Uk a special status, and to guarantee under British law.

But Barnier pointed out that conditions in the country may change and that therefore the European Court of Justice should (continue to) watch over their rights. That is London is not, according to the Frenchman for uncertainty.

The first conversations with the British negotiator David Davis last month “on the good foot’ started, said the Frenchman. The negotiations will be Monday, resumed. “The hard work starts now,” said Barnier. He said that first a political agreement must be reached on the walk-way to a divorce before technical negotiations can begin.

So, it is necessary that the British acknowledge that their financial obligations from the period of their EU membership to comply, otherwise, according to Barnier will not be further discussed.

He responded to the note of the British minister of Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson, that Tuesday, the amounts that unofficially circulate (between 50 and 100 billion euros) with extortion compared. He said that the EU can “whistle” to the pennies. “I can’t hear whistles, I hear only a ticking sound”, was the response from mr Barnier.

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