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Brussels, 05/04/2019. On Wedneday this week, 03/04/2019, the EU Parliament Civil Liberties committee (LIBE) passed a proposal for visa-free travel for UK citizens post-Brexit, regardless of any deal or no-deal decision in the UK Parliament. The proposal had already been endorsed on the Tuesday by the EU Council’s Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER).

The following day, Thursday 04/04/2019, the full European Parliament, by 502 votes to 81 (29 abstentions), backed the draft proposal, which exempts UK citizens from visa requirements when entering the EU for short visits after the country leaves the European Union. Such visits allow stays in the EU of up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Read the rest of this entry »

Brussels, 21/01/2017. While Brexit is making headlines for journalists all round the world, few of those actually writing the headlines have had time to give consideration to their own likely status after Brexit. This brief note is therefore an attempt to provide some helpful information for members of NUJ Brussels. Read more on this entry.