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Citizens' rights

15 December 2017


Citizens' rights

The legal rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU post-Brexit need to be agreed.

Rights will be protected: A general agreement has been reached that ensures EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens living in the EU, retain their rights to live, work and study after Brexit, along with associated benefits. The right to reunify families and the rights of children yet to be born are also protected, although some details still need to be negotiated. The EU expects free movement, and the acquisition of associated rights, to continue during any transition period.