From mobile citizens to migrants: event at the British Library

In the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s referendum on their continued membership of the European Union and the ongoing negotiations into the issue of citizens’ rights, EU27 nationals living in the UK and UK citizens living in the EU27, stand to see their legal status shift from that of mobile citizens to migrants. This has…

Brexit fatigue: Diary of an EU citizen in the UK (28)

I have kept quiet lately on Brexit. Somehow I needed a break from it and the endless series of press conferences and leaks, grand posturing and ego-pleasing bravados, real or alleged negotiation failures, and the whole set of uncertainties that they project on us, EU nationals in Britain. By now it is clear that the…

EU referendum one year on

The ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe programme has launched today ‘EU referendum one year on’. The 62 page, 28 chapter report, written by 38 leading academics, covers politics, economics, public opinion, public policies, the implications for the nations of the United Kingdom and relations with the EU following the UK’s referendum last year. We…

Undocumented Germans? Diary of an EU citizen in the UK

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I am in Brussels today, participating in a workshop organised by The Greens in the European Parliament. A few blocks away the British ambassador Sir Tim Barrow has just delivered the Article 50 notification signed by the British PM. My workshop is not about Brexit. I am here to discuss how…