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Linas Linkevičius

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Preparations for possible changes in case of a no-deal Brexit underway

Created: 2019.01.15 / Updated: 2019.01.15 16:59

On 15 January, the European Committee under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania discussed preparations for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. Particular attention was paid to the protection of citizens' rights in the event of a no deal scenario.

The Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Chairman of the Committee Albinas Zananavičius presented topical issues related to Brexit and emphasized the importance of effective and timely preparations by Lithuanian institutions for all Brexit scenarios.

“Preservation of rights and social guarantees granted to Lithuanian citizens living, working, and studying in the United Kingdom has been one of our key priorities for Brexit. We must prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit in a responsible manner,” said A. Zananavičius.

The meeting focused on possible changes in the fields of health insurance, recognition of professional qualifications, employment and security.

Today, the UK MPs are voting on whether to back the existing deal for leaving the EU and the political declaration on future EU-UK relations. The EU-UK withdrawal agreement will need to be approved by the European Parliament.

On 16 January, preparations for Brexit will be discussed at a Government meeting in Lithuania.

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