Five British expats, who want to retain to preserve the status of an EU citizen after the release of their country from the Alliance, have made their case in a few months, will be considered in the European court.
This legal precedent says Wednesday, February 7, the British tabloid The Daily Mail.
In January of this year, the group appealed to the court of the Netherlands, where they live, and demanded to retain their rights, including free movement around the EU countries, after the so-called Brexit. They insist that their civil liberties must be protected, regardless of the relations between London and Brussels.
A Dutch court has supported their demands by putting before the European court the question: «does the UK’s exit from the Alliance that the British automatically lose their European citizenship, or they retain their rights. If save – under what conditions?»
Judge Flores Bakels gave the lawyers a week for comments, then these questions will be asked in Brussels.
If the EU court will side with the plaintiffs, their example will be followed by about one million UK citizens living outside of their country in Europe.
Earlier, the head of the British government, Theresa may has announced that 3.2 million European citizens living in the U.K., can apply to retain their status. Mei compatriots living abroad, and require from it a similar solution for their issue.