Brexit: ‘serious risk’ EU will fail to protect UK citizens, says Gove

Posted by on May 15, 2020 4:21 am
Categories: Global Stories

Letter to European commission says British residents living in bloc have raised concerns

The British government has said there is “a serious risk” that the European Union will fail to meet its duties to protect the rights of UK nationals living in the bloc, in the latest sign of tensions over Brexit.

In a letter to the European commission, Michael Gove said British residents living in the EU had raised concerns, while the coronavirus pandemic had diverted the attention of many governments from implementing the Brexit withdrawal agreement, which is intended to protect the rights of an estimated 1.2 million British nationals in the EU and 3.5 million Europeans in the UK.

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