EU citizenship

Rights of EU citizens, the citizens' initiative, reports, citizen surveys and more information on EU citizenship.

Movement and residence

Information on EU citizens' right to free movement, funding and support.

Electoral rights

The rights of EU citizens in local or municipal and EU Parliament elections, the Commission’s reports, surveys and studies to support its policies.

Consular protection

EU citizens' right to diplomatic and consular protection outside the EU, the development of EU consular protection and the applicable EU rules.

The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union as of 1 February 2020. The Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and European Atomic Energy Community (OJ C 384I, 12.11.2019, p. 1) entered into force on the same date. It  provides for a transition period which will end on 31 December 2020. During the transition period, Union law, with a few exceptions, is applicable to and in the United Kingdom. Electoral rights are among these few exceptions and shall not be applicable to and in the United Kingdom during the transition period. For the purposes of Union law applicable to it during the transition period, the United Kingdom is treated as an EU Member State, but will not participate in EU decision-making and decision-shaping. Please consult the press release for further information.