Research on British citizens after Brexit taken up by City of Amsterdam

Report (in Dutch, with English foreword and recommendations) available for download

31 July 2017

The City of Amsterdam acts upon recommendations put forward by ACELG researcher Annette Schrauwen and by Tesseltje de Lange in a report on British citizens after Brexit.

Unless agreement is reached between the UK and the EU Member States, British citizens living and working in Amsterdam (and elsewhere in the EU) risk losing rights with respect to residence, social security, equal treatment, and so on. Reacting to concerns among its British citizens, the City of Amsterdam had commissioned Annette Schrauwen, ACELG, and Tesseltje de Lange, researcher in Constitutional and Administrative Law, to write a report on possible pathways to guarantee the rights acquired under free movement rules for Britons living and working in Amsterdam. The research outlined key issues and areas where transitional arrangements, stand-still clauses, or national law might offer a secure position to British citizens living and working in Amsterdam.

Based on the recommendations of the report the City is developing actions on the local level. In a first step, the Mayor of Amsterdam will inform the British citizens about the activities taken in the previous year, which include researching the legal options, and will stress that Amsterdam gives high priority to safeguarding their current legal position in the EU after Brexit.

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