Brexit Agreement Eu Citizens
The EU wants to continue to forge a close partnership with the UK. We believe that it is possible to reach a fruitful agreement on the basis of the political declaration. However, it is important that we prepare for all possible outcomes of the negotiations. This includes preparing not to reach an agreement. The opt-out agreement protects EU citizens residing in the UK and UK nationals who, at the end of the transition period, are staying in one of the 27 EU Member States. The United Kingdom has reached an agreement with the countries of the European Free Trade Association (EWREFTA), Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, which protect citizens` rights. According to the British in Europe lobby group (which represents British citizens residing in EU countries) in June 2020, “up to 23 EU Member States had still implemented systems to document the future rights of the 1.2 million British citizens already living on the continent who are unaware of their future rights and obligations.”  “The UK introduced its [registration] system for EU citizens last March , in which more than 3.3 million people were granted pre-regulated or regulated status after Brexit,” he said.  EU citizens in the UK are not the only ones concerned that their legal situation will worsen after the UK`s withdrawal. According to Michaela Benson, a London-based researcher, an estimated 1.5 million Britons in European countries feel the same way.
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 at midnight (23:00 GMT). A transitional period is now in effect until 31 December 2020. During this period, all EU laws and regulations continue to apply in the UK. For businesses and the public, virtually nothing will change. This will give everyone more time to prepare for the new agreements that the EU and the UK intend to conclude after 31 December 2020. As of 1 January 2021, the UK will no longer be part of the internal market or customs union. Even if an agreement on future relations is reached by the end of the year, the EU`s relationship with the UK will change radically and will be very different from those of the UNITED Kingdom, which was a member of the single market. Take, for example, the customs and tax formalities that will then be necessary.