Threat of NHS charges for EU citizens post Brexit is fake news

On 14 August,  The Times newspaper reported that EU citizens would have to prove their right to free NHS treatment after 31 October or face charges for health care in the case of a no deal Brexit.

EU27 citizens must keep their voting rights in local government elections

Citizens of all EU27 member states resident in the UK have a right to vote in local government elections – including elections to district and county councils, the GLA, city mayors, police and crime commissioners, and indeed elections to devolved legislatures. 

Removals continue: the reality of migration policies across Member States

Food deprivation, removals with no prior notice and the arrest of humanitarian workers carrying out search and rescue operations at sea are some of the fundamental rights concerns FRA identifies in its latest migration quarterly. 

Settled status information session in Sutton

Together with the AIRE Centre and with the help of COM.IT.ES, New Europeans held an information session on the EU Settlement Scheme for the Italian community in Sutton. Italian citizens were provided with an engaging overview of the EU Settlement Scheme by Ms. Peykova of the AIRE Centre and had the opportunity to voice their questions and concerns with regard to the Scheme.  

Home Office releases statistics for EU Settlement Scheme

The Home Office has released statistics on applications made to the EU Settlement Scheme. The report notes: "The number of applications received in June 2019 was 121,000. Overall, the total number of applications received up to 30 June 2019 was 909,300.  

Hungarian Government’s declared migrant ‘crisis’ does not correspond to reality and leads to human rights violations, says UN expert

An expert from the UN has said that “politicisation of the issue of migration in Hungary has scapegoated migrants,”  and called on the Government to re-evaluate its stance and immediately stop proclaiming it is confronting a “crisis situation”.

Verena Ringler calls for the appointment of an EU Citizen Commissioner

Verena Ringler, an EU strategist and member of New Europeans, is calling for the creation of an EU Citizen Commissioner.

Qu’est-ce que le théâtre politique? -

Qu’est-ce que le théâtre politique? Un théâtre militant qui cherche à mobiliser le spectateur pour une cause précise.

Viktor Orbán calls for all EU funding to be cut to NGOs working in Hungary

The Hungarian government continues to put pressure on NGOs and the civic space, the democratic and human rights environment in which all civil society organisation operate in Hungary.

Statement on unsuitability of Balázs Hidvégi's nomination as Vice-Char of LIBE

The European People's Party (EPP) has proposed the nomination of Balász Hidvégi, Orban’s former chief spokesperson, as the new vice-chair of the European Parliament's LIBE committee (Civil liberties, justice and rule of law) in the European Parliament.

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