Britons’ EU rights bid approved

Barrister Jolyon Maugham funded the case in Amsterdam

Judge rules that case for continued EU citizenship can proceed to the European Court of Justice

All Britons born before midnight on  March 29, 2019 may be able to retain EU citizenship and its associated free movement rights for life, if a new legal case succeeds.

A judge in the Amsterdam District Court has allowed a case brought by a group of Britons in the Netherlands to go before the European Court of Justice. The case hinges on whether the UK’s departure from the EU means Britons will automatically lose EU citizenship, and if not, should any conditions or restrictions be imposed on maintaining it?


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