WATCH: EU Citizens Hearing

Today the EU Citizens Task Force are delighted to host the hearing on the situation and rights of EU citizens in the UK.

Please see below the full schedule and the link to watch the hearing on European Parliament TV.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/committees/video?event=20170511-1500-COMMITTEE-LIBE

Order of business

15:00 - WELCOME WORDS                                

Claude MORAES, Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs,

Cecilia WIKSTRÖM, Chair of the Committee on Petitions

Renate WEBER, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

15:15 OPENING REMARKS

Mr Guy VERHOFSTADT, European Parliament's Chief Brexit negotiator

15:35 - PANEL SPEAKERS

Ms Anne-Laure DONSKOY, representative of « The 3 million » group

Mr Jan DOERFEL, Immigration barrister in the UK

Mr Charlie JEFFERY, Professor at the University of Edinburgh

Ms Julia ONSLOW-COLE, Partner, Legal Markets Leader and Head of Global Immigration, PwC, London

Mr Jonathan PORTES, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Department of Political Economy, King's College, London

16:45 - BRIEF PRESENTATION BY TWO PETITIONERS

Ms Leona Bashow (British) on the involuntary loss of EU citizenship following the result of the UK referendum

Ms Anne Wilkinson (British) on the Inalienability of EU Citizens' Rights.

17:05 - QUESTIONS AND ANSWER SESSION

18:00 - CLOSING REMARKS


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