Preserving social security entitlements in the event of no-deal Brexit: Draft contingency measures
The European Union is taking measures to safeguard the social security rights of citizens of EU member states in the UK and UK nationals in the EU 27 who have benefited from the right of free movement before the UK's withdrawal from the Union.
Member states' ambassadors in the Council's Permanent Representatives Committee recently approved the text of a draft regulation on establishing contingency measures in the field of social security coordination. Coreper will now inform the European Parliament that if it adopts its position at first reading in the same form, the Council should be able to approve the European Parliament’s position.
The measures are limited in time and scope and will be adopted unilaterally by the EU. The regulation will enter into force only if the UK leaves the Union with no withdrawal agreement in place.
Marius-Constantin Budăi, Minister of Labour and Social Justice of Romania recently said:
The draft regulation ensures that member states will continue to apply the core principles of EU social security coordination. The contingency measures will guarantee that EU 27 and UK nationals, who moved freely within the Union, will continue to benefit from their social security rights acquired before UK's withdrawal from the Union.
The regulation will apply to the following persons:
- nationals of member states, stateless persons and refugees, to whom the legislation of one or more member states applies or has applied or who are or have been in a situation involving the United Kingdom before the date of application of the regulation, as well as their family members and survivors;
- nationals of the United Kingdom, to whom the legislation of one or more member states applies or has applied before the date of application of the regulation, as well as their family members and survivors;
The draft regulation is without prejudice to the existing social security conventions and agreements between the UK and one or more member states.
+32 2 281 68 14
+32 470 46 17 15
Latest News from
Code of practice against disinformation24/04/2019 12:25:00
EC welcomes the commitment of online platforms ahead of the European elections.
Public consultation: appropriate age for introduction of complementary feeding of infants19/04/2019 09:25:00
EFSA is seeking feedback from stakeholders and other interested parties on its scientific opinion on the appropriate age for introduction of complementary feeding of infants.
Stronger EU borders with a new standing corps of 10,000 border guards18/04/2019 15:25:00
TheEuropean Parliament hasadopted the ECs proposal to reinforce the European Border and Coast Guard Agency with a standing corps of 10,000 border guards by 2027.
European Parliament's vote on new rules to improve fairness & transparency of online platforms18/04/2019 13:37:00
The European Parliament has approved the new Regulation on platform-to-business trading practices that is aimed at establishing a fair, trusted and innovation-driven environment for businesses and traders when using online platforms.
WTO Boeing dispute: EU issues preliminary list of U.S. products considered for countermeasures18/04/2019 12:25:00
The EC has launched a public consultation on a preliminary list of products from the USA on which the EU may take countermeasures in the context of the ongoing Boeing dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Registered substances mapped for regulatory action18/04/2019 09:25:00
The first report of the Integrated Regulatory Strategy presents a mapping of the universe of registered substances that are on the EU market. This information helps authorities to identify, plan and monitor the progress on identifying and regulating substances of concern.
The United States is Europe's main soya beans supplier with imports up by 121%17/04/2019 16:25:00
New figures released by the EC, show that imports of U.S. soya beans by the EU increased by 121% over the current market year (July 2018 to mid-April 2019), compared to the same period in the previous year.
EC updates the EU Air Safety List to maintain highest level of protection for passengers17/04/2019 15:37:00
The EC has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the EU.
EC launches debate on more efficient decision-making in EU social policy17/04/2019 13:25:00
In his 2018 State of the Union speech, President Juncker announced a comprehensive review of all passerelle clauses provided for by the EU Treaties. As a result, three Communications have already been adopted: on common foreign and security policy (September 2018), on taxation (January 2019) and on energy and climate (April 2019). The Communication on the passerelle clauses in social policy is the fourth one.