First meeting of the UK-EU Specialised Committee on Citizens’ Rights
20 May 2020 04:06 PM
Joint Statement following the meeting of the Specialised Committee on Citizens’ Rights between the UK Government and European Commission via videoconference.
The first meeting of the UK-EU Specialised Committee on Citizens’ Rights was held yesterday, co-chaired by officials from the UK Government and European Commission. 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 UK and EU 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 UK and the EU 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 implementation.