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No agreement at EU summit on citizens’ rights despite reassurances from Theresa May

“Sources from both sides of the Brexit negotiations confirmed that there is still no agreement between the UK and EU over the question of the governance of the Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement that will guarantee the rights of citizens on both sides of the border” writes Europe Editor for telegraph.co.uk. The prime minister’s warm words conceal an unresolved legal quandary over how the Withdrawal Agreement can be written directly into UK law, while still leaving the European Court of Justice as the final arbiter of the EU law concepts which underpin the agreement is based. In her speech in Florence, Mrs May offered to have the Withdrawal Agreement written “fully into UK law” in order to reassure the EU that the UK would not seek to retroactively change the agreement after it was signed.
 
Source: telegraph.co.uk



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