How could Brexit affect our rights?

You have reported on the EU/UK talks and expat rights. On permanent residency for retired people a table showed agreement, saying ‘2004/38 (retired people, permanent incapacity)’. What is permanent incapacity? We retired in 2011 and have been in France since 2014 due to UK citizenship. Will we be able to stay? C.H.

The current talks relate to how those Britons who moved to other EU countries under EU free movement may have their key rights maintained. The EU has set the benchmark for this as having acquired ‘permanent residence’ under EU criteria.

This is obtained by EU citizens after five years of stable residence, dependent on having met certain legal residence criteria. It is proposed that ...

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