[This post has been updated to reflect the release of the UK government’s Statement of Intent on the EU Settlement Scheme on 21 June 2018.]
When it comes to Brexit, one of the EU27’s core negotiating principles, as set out in the European Council’s April 2017 negotiating guidelines, is that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”. As of now, there is no legally binding withdrawal agreement between the UK government and the EU27, and so any statements from either side are positions or proposals, subject to further negotiation.
Here we look at the UK government’s and the EU27’s policy positions on citizens’ rights today, and how they got to this point. We then suggest some actions that those affected should consider taking in light of these negotiating positions.
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