The DCU Brexit Institute hosted an event on “Brexit, Citizens Rights and their Protection” on 5 October 2017, which was organised jointly with the European Parliament Representation in Dublin. The event addressed one of the three main issues which are currently being negotiated between the United Kingdom and the European Union: the rights of EU citizens in the UK and those of the UK citizens in the EU after the withdrawal.
On 5 October 2017, Berte Ahern, former Taoiseach, participated to the Event on Brexit, Citizens’ Rights and their Protection, jointly organised by the DCU Brexit Institute and the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland. He pronounced a Keynote Speech on Brexit and Citizens’ Rights.
On 5 October 2017 the DCU Brexit Institute hosted an event on “Brexit, Citizens Rights and their Protection”, jointly organized with the European Parliament representation office in Dublin.
The workshop will examine specifically the issue of rights of EU citizens in the UK and the rights of UK citizens in the EU after withdrawal – which is one of the three main items in the withdrawal negotiations currently underway between the UK Government and the European Commission.
Exactly one year ago, Prime Minister Theresa May expatiated on the subject of citizens’ rights in the post-Brexit EU and UK, memorably telling the Conservative Party Annual Conference that “if you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what citizenship means.” Taken in the context of a conference dominated by the decision of the British public to leave the European Union, the audience was left with no doubt that Brexit would represent a re-casting of citizens’ rights, a re-assertion of the exclusivity of United Kingdom citizenship, and a rejection of the creeping internationalism of citizenship that the EU was seen to represent, though the form this transformation would take was still a matter of some conjecture.
If you want to keep up with Brexit news, but find you have limited reading time, try listening to podcasts.
There are already a number of podcasts exclusively devoted to Brexit. The oldest (A Diet of Brussels, with 200+ episodes) has been around since May 8, 2015, the day after David Cameron’s Conservatives won a parliamentary majority, the event which made it inevitable that there would be a referendum on Brexit. Many more sprang up after the referendum, and they have chronicled the various twists in the Brexit story – the triggering of Article 50, the subsequent UK election and the resulting hung parliament, and the ongoing negotiations with the EU.
The DCU Brexit Institute celebrated its official opening on September 14. The Opening Event of this new DCU Brexit Institute, the first of its kind in Europe, addressed the question, “Which Brexit after the UK elections?”
Helen McEntee T.D., Irish Minister of State for European Affairs, gives a Keynote Speech at the DCU Brexit Institute
On 14 September 2017, Helen McEntee T.D., Irish Minister of State for European Affairs, participated to the Opening Event of the DCU Brexit Institute. She pronounced a Keynote Speech on Brexit and the Future of Europe. The presentation she used is available here.
George Katrougalos, Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, gives a Keynote Speech at the DCU Brexit Institute
On 14 September 2017, Georgios Katrougalos, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece participated to the Opening Event of the DCU Brexit Institute. He pronounced a Keynote Speech on the Future of Europe from a Greek perspective. The presentation he used is available here.
Citizens’ Rights After Brexit: The uncertain future status of EU citizens in the UK – and vice versa
At the conclusion of the third round of Brexit negotiations on Thursday, 31st August 2017, there was a palpable sense of frustration evident between both sides during the joint press conference, with little indication that any substantive progress has been made in respect of citizens’ rights once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
Danuta Hübner, Chairwoman of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, visits DCU to discuss Brexit. She delivered a Concluding Keynote Speech on the Future of Europe, closing the two-days conference on the Law and Politics of Brexit.