Fair Deal for Expats is a non-profit organisation set up to protect the rights of British and EU expats as the UK leaves the European Union.
But this issue affects everyone.
We are trying to make sure that preliminary discussions can take place between the UK Government and the EU Commission now - before the UK has triggered Article 50.
President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has banned the Commission from talking to the UK until Article 50 is triggered. The ban is unlawful and is harming the rights and interests of all EU citizens right now, especially those UK citizens who have made their lives or business in other EU countries, or EU citizens who have migrated to the UK.
Prime Minister Theresa May recently called for preparatory work to begin between the UK and the EU so that the negotiation process goes smoothly. That call has been roundly rejected by the EU.
We think it is essential that headline points of agreement are reached without any further delay, guaranteeing the rights of the millions of people affected.
Juncker has no power or authority to prohibit “negotiations” before “notification”, he “order” is unlawful, discriminatory and contravenes EU treaties. It is in the interests of all in the UK and the EU that it is set aside. Mr Juncker does not determine British democracy, the Court in London will do so!