MEP puts forward plan for EU citizenship for Britons

Charles Goerens
Charles Goerens

MEP CHARLES GOERENS wants a new kind of EU citizenship for Britons who value being Europeans.
He spoke to Oliver Rowland.

MEP CHARLES GOERENS
wants a new kind of EU
citizenship for Britons who value being Europeans.
He spoke to Oliver Rowland.
BRITONS who wish to remain EU citizens after Brexit could opt to have a form of ‘associate citizenship’ enabling them to retain their free movement rights, an MEP from Luxembourg is proposing.
Charles Goerens, who is part of a Liberals and Democrats group in the European Parlia­ment, wants the status for those who ‘wish to be part of the European project but are nationals of a former member state’.
The citizenship would require an annual fee. Mr Goerens said in a statement: “48% of British voters wished to remain European citizens with all the advantages that this brings. The EU should facilitate associate voluntary EU citizenship for those who, against their will, are being stripped of their European identity.
“This could provide a practical solution for UK citizens aggrieved by Brexit.”
He suggests such citizens ...

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