First published on
20 May 2020

The first meeting of the EU-UK Specialised Committee on Citizens’ Rights was held today, co-chaired by officials from the European Commission and UK Government. The Committee was established by the Withdrawal Agreement to monitor the implementation and application of the Citizens’ Rights part of the Withdrawal Agreement for EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU.

The EU and the UK exchanged updates on the implementation of the citizens’ rights provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement. We share the objective of ensuring the timely and correct implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement to provide certainty to UK nationals in the EU and EU citizens in the UK.

The EU and the UK reaffirmed their commitment to complying with the legal obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement that protect citizens’ rights.

The co-chairs agreed that the Committee will meet regularly to follow the progress of the implementation.

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