On 15 November 2018, one day after the british government cabinet presented and supported the agreement, several members of the government resigned, including Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Leaving the European Union.  The chapter is divided into four parts. First of all, it reminds the reader of the concept of European citizenship and the rights associated with it: what exactly do British nationals lose? Secondly, it deals with the Withdrawal Agreement: how did the process go? what is its scope; What rights does it protect for UK nationals living and/or working in the EU? Thirdly, the preparations made by the EU under the no-deal scenario for the sudden non-recognition of third-country national status by UK citizens will be examined. The fourth section deals more generally with the withdrawal of citizenship of the Union: who has the duty to protect citizens whose citizenship of the Union is withdrawn? what rights need to be protected; And what should the process look like? As regards requests for unavailability, the national rules for the application of Article 18(1)(d) are set out in Executive Decree No 1700 of 23 November 2020 on the right of entry, residence and work in Denmark under the Withdrawal Agreement. The decree can be found on www.Retsinformation.dk, the official Danish website that contains all Danish legislation: www.retsinformation.dk/eli/lta/2020/1700 EU citizens are required to register their residence with the competent Hungarian authority. This requirement continued to apply to British nationals and their family members during the transition period. Act CXLI 2020 on the right of residence of United Kingdom citizens and their family members with a view to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union amended Act I of 2007 on the entry and residence of persons with the right to move and reside freely, a new chapter was adopted. Under the new regulation, VA beneficiaries must apply for the new residency status. The new residency system was opened on January 1, 2021 and the application period is expected to last until December 31, 2021. In addition, the provision of cross-border services is in no way covered. UK nationals who earn a living by providing their services in different Member States before or at the time of Brexit – such as computer engineers or freelance interpreters – are not protected.
In today`s labour market and in the gig economy, this is a striking limitation. The abolition of these rights and the possibility under EU law of changing countries of work or establishment have hardly been brought to the attention of the Britons potentially concerned.71 Pending an agreement on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, Britons who regularly provide cross-border services to issue their living will can establish themselves as a legal person under the law of a Member State or to find other solutions on the basis of national law. . All reports are available on the European Commission`s website and on GOV.UK. The Technical Committee on Citizens` Rights will continue to prepare and publish joint reports every three months until the final deadline for applications for new residence status in countries that have opted for a constitutive system under Article 18(1) expires. In the end, the UK`s request that EU citizens apply for permanent resident status was accepted. Article 18(1) of the agreement reflects this and allows UK and EU member states to decide whether or not to require EU citizens, UK nationals and their family members to apply for a new residence status. The principles of reciprocity, uniformity and the declaratory nature of EU rights have therefore been undermined on this point. The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior provide relevant information on resignation, residence procedures, etc. on their websites, social media pages and various articles about upcoming changes. Three direct letters to British nationals residing in Estonia were sent by e-mail.
In cooperation with the British Embassy in Tallinn, several seminars/webinars were organised for UK nationals residing in Estonia and relevant information, direct letters, etc. were published on their website and social media pages. Communication activities are underway and in June 2021 a seminar for cultural professionals was held with UK cooperation partners. Advice to UK nationals by telephone, migration advisers, etc. will also continue. Article 18(1)(d) is reflected in November 2020, according to which “in the event of non-compliance with the deadline set in the preceding paragraphs for the submission of the application for a residence permit, the alien concerned may be allowed to apply within an additional reasonable period of time if there are legitimate reasons for not respecting the initial deadline”. The legitimate reasons taken into account when accepting applications submitted after the deadline could be related to cases of force majeure such as the current Covid-19 pandemic (impossibility of returning to France due to illness or border closure), health problems or professional obligations (travel or stay abroad for professional reasons). If the UK had left the EU without a deal, British nationals would have gone overnight from EU citizens enjoying rights of entry, residence rights, market freedoms and free movement rights to third-country immigrants in need of residence and work permits and, in the worst case, entry visas. The Commission`s Brexit preparedness planning has therefore encouraged Member States to formulate their contingency plans to deal with this loss of EU citizenship by UK nationals as the first Brexit deadline approaches on 29 March 2019.