Update for EU citizens living in the UK – Brexit- 11/12/2017

Dec 11 at 6:20 PM

Dear Simona

As Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, I am proud that more than three million EU citizens have chosen to make your homes and livelihoods here in our country. I greatly value the depth of the contributions you make – enriching every part of our economy, our society, our culture and our national life. I know our country would be poorer if you left and I want you to stay.

So from the very beginning of the UK’s negotiations to leave the European Union I have consistently said that protecting your rights – together with the rights of UK nationals living in EU countries – has been my first priority.

You made your decision to live here without any expectation that the UK would leave the EU. So I have said that I want you to be able carry on living your lives as before.

But I know that on an issue of such significance for you and your families, there has been an underlying anxiety which could only be addressed when the fine details of some very complex and technical issues had been worked through and the foundations for a formal agreement secured.

So I am delighted that in concluding the first phase of the negotiations that is exactly what we have achieved.

The details are set out in the Joint Report on progress published on Friday by the UK government and the European Commission.

When we leave the European Union, you will have your rights written into UK law. This will be done through the Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill which we will bring forward after we have completed negotiations on the Withdrawal Agreement itself.

Your rights will then be enforced by UK courts. Where appropriate, our courts will pay due regard to relevant ECJ case law, and we have also agreed that for a period of eight years – where existing case law is not clear – our courts will be able to choose to ask the ECJ for an interpretation prior to reaching their own decision. So as we take back control of our laws, you can be confident not only that your rights will be protected in our courts, but that there will be a consistent interpretation of these rights in the UK and in the European Union.

We have agreed with the European Commission that we will introduce a new settled status scheme under UK law for EU citizens and their family members, covered by the Withdrawal Agreement.

If you already have five years of continuous residence in the UK at the point we leave the EU – on 29 March 2019 – you will be eligible for settled status. And if you have been here for less than five years you will be able to stay until you have reached the five year threshold.

As a result of the agreement we have reached in the negotiations, with settled status, your close family members will be free to join you here in the UK after we have left the EU. This includes existing spouses, unmarried partners, children, dependent parents and grandparents, as well as children born or adopted outside of the UK after 29 March 2019.

Your healthcare rights, pension and other benefit provisions will remain the same as they are today. This means that those of you who have paid into the UK system – and indeed UK nationals who have paid into the system of an EU Member State – can benefit from what you have put in and continue to benefit from existing co-ordination rules for future contributions.

We have also agreed to protect the rights of those who are in a cross-border situation at the point of our withdrawal and entitled to a UK European Health Insurance Card. This includes, for example, tourists for the duration of their stay, students for the duration of their course and UK nationals resident in another EU Member State.

The agreement we have reached includes reciprocal rules to protect existing decisions to recognise professional qualifications – for example for doctors and architects. And it also enables you to be absent from the UK for up to five years without losing your settled status – more than double the period allowed under current EU law.

There will be a transparent, smooth and streamlined process to enable you to apply for settled status from the second half of next year. It will cost no more than applying for a passport. And if you already have a valid permanent resident document you will be able to have your status converted to settled status free of charge.

We are also working closely with Switzerland and EEA Member States to ensure their citizens in the UK also benefit from these arrangements.

I have spent many hours discussing these issues with all of the other 27 EU leaders over the last eighteen months as well as with President Juncker, President Tusk and the EU’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier. I am confident that when the European Council meets later this week it will agree to proceed on this basis. And I will do everything I can to ensure that we do.

So right now, you do not have to do anything at all. You can look forward, safe in the knowledge that there is now a detailed agreement on the table in which the UK and the EU have set out how we intend to preserve your rights – as well as the rights of UK nationals living in EU countries. For we have ensured that these negotiations put people first. That is what I promised to do and that is what I will continue to do at every stage of this process.

I wish you and all your families a great Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Yours sincerely

Theresa May, Prime Minister

 

Source: my email, update from The Prime Minister

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Cheeky

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Hunedoara, Romania

“I am a great believer that anything not expressly forbidden is explicitly allowed.” – Garth Nix, Clariel

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Bodrum, Turkey
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My father’s rabbits, Romania

“You stole my heart the day we met, and I’ve never asked for it back.” – Shirley Jump, The Christmas Baby Surprise

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Deva, Romania

“Your smile is half-asses, Mr. Moore” – Aubrey Morgan, Sadistic Affair

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Nottingham, UK

Parents spend the first part of our lives teaching us to walk and talk, and the rest of it telling us to sit down and shut up.

War doesn’t determine who’s right. War determines who’s left.

If you think things can’t get worse it’s probably only because you lack sufficient imagination.

You can’t be late until you show up.

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Hunedoara, Romania
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Nottingham, UK
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Nottingham, UK

Knowledge is realizing that the street is one-way, wisdom is looking both directions anyway.

Optimism: Waiting for a ship to come in when you haven’t sent one out.

Never interrupt your opponent while he’s making a mistake.

You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard. 

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Hunedoara, Romania

It isn’t homework unless it’s due tomorrow.

It may look like I’m doing nothing, but I’m actively waiting for my problems to go away.

Evolutionists have proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.

Every rule has an exception. Especially this one.

Love is like pi – natural, irrational, and very important.

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Mansfield, UK
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Hunedoara, Romania

 

In response to The Daily Post – Photo Challenge, Cheeky 

 

Monday’s Math Puzzle

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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Happy Monday, wherever you are! 🙂 

Stand up for Humanity – World Human Rights Day

While there is life, there is hope!

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The International Human Rights Day commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

Since then, every year on 10th December, International Human Rights Day is celebrated all around the world with great joy and happiness to increase the awareness of rights for all humans. Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide-spread in all parts of the world. Extremist movements still happen and commit people to horrific violence. Messages of intolerance and hatred are still on daily basis report.  Human values are under attack. Human rights are still violated. 

“Upholding human rights is in the interest of all. Respect for human rights advances well-being for every individual, stability for every society…

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“Doamne, dacă-mi eşti prieten” – Spiridon Popescu

 

Doamne, dacă-mi eşti prieten,
Cum te lauzi la toţi sfinţii,
Dă-i în scris poruncă morţii
Să-mi ia calul, nu părinţii.

Doamne, dacă-mi eşti prieten,
N-asculta de toţi zurliii,
Dă-i în scris poruncă morţii
Să-mi ia calul, nu copiii.

Doamne, dacă-mi eşti prieten,
Nu-mi mai otrăvi ursita,
Dă-i în scris poruncă morţii
Să-mi ia calul, nu iubita.

Doamne, dacă-mi eşti prieten,
Cum susţii în gura mare,
Moaie-ţi tocul în cerneală
Şi-nainte de culcare

Dă-i în scris poruncă morţii,
Când şi-o ascuţi pumnalul,
Să-l înfigă-n mine, Doamne,
Şi să lase-n viaţă calul.

Spiridon Popescu (n. 1864, Rogojeni, Galați – d. 1933) 

 

Citizens’ Rights Agreement -Brexit – 9/12/2017

 

 

Dear Simona,

Today, EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU have more certainty about their future following an agreement on citizens’ rights between the UK and the EU Commission.

Since the outset of the negotiations, the Prime Minister has been clear that safeguarding the rights of people who have built their lives in the UK and EU was her first priority.

Today’s agreement delivers that commitment and follows months of negotiations with the EU. It will help the millions of EU citizens who have made their lives in this country, as well as UK citizens living in the EU, plan for the future as valued members of UK society.

It means that EU citizens living lawfully in the UK and UK nationals living lawfully in the EU by 29 March 2019 will be able to stay and enjoy broadly the same rights and benefits as they do now.

The agreement includes that:

  • Close family members will be able to join after the UK has left the EU. This includes spouses, unmarried partners, children, grandchildren, dependent parents and grandparents. Children born or adopted outside of the UK after the 29 March 2019 will also be covered.
  • People will be able to be absent from the UK for up to five years without losing settled status, more than double the level of absence allowed under current EU law. There will be the same reciprocal protection for UK nationals living in the EU.
  • Professional qualifications (e.g. doctors and architects) will continue to be recognised where these are obtained before the date of the UK’s departure from the EU.
  • It will be easy to apply for settled status and there will be a full right of appeal.
  • Those EU citizens who already hold a valid Permanent Residence document will be able to have their status converted to settled status free of charge.

This agreement also provides certainty on healthcare, pensions and other benefits. It will mean that EU citizens who have paid into the UK system can benefit from what they’ve already put in and continue to benefit from existing coordination rules for future contributions. Those covered by the agreement will be able to continue to receive healthcare as they do now.

There will be a transparent, smooth and streamlined process to enable EU citizens to apply for settled status starting in the latter half of next year for two years after the UK leaves the EU – from 2018 to 2021.

You can read more about settled status and citizens’ rights here. We will keep you up to date with more details, including the cost, opening date of the scheme and documentation you are likely to need, in the first half of 2018. It will be much simpler and quicker than applying for Permanent Residence, so EU citizens do not need to do anything at this stage.

This page will be kept up to date with the latest information: Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know.

We will write again to update you next week.

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Home Office communications  

Source: my email, update from Home Office

EU citizens who arrive by 29 March 2019 and have lived in the UK for 5 years will be able to apply to stay indefinitely by getting ‘settled status’.

People who won’t have been here for 5 years when we leave, but arrive here by 29 March 2019, will be able to apply for permission to stay on until they reach the 5-year threshold. They can then also apply for settled status.

All family members who are living with or join EU citizens by 29 March 2019 will also be able to apply for settled status after 5 years in the UK. Children born after exit are protected if their parents are protected. Close family members will be able to join their families in the UK after exit.

EU citizens looking to remain in the UK will be able to apply for their new status through a new streamlined, user-friendly application scheme, due to launch in 2018.

Rights to healthcare, pensions and other benefits in the UK will remain the same.

There is no need for EU citizens living in the UK to do anything at this stage, but you can sign up for email updates to receive an alert when there is further news on the application scheme. ( HM Government – EU Citizens’ rights in the UK )

Read in their website to get more information regarding the  Applications for permanent residence status

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I am a Romanian Healthcare Professional living in UK. I love my profession and got settled in what I am doing here in Nottingham.  I am observing closely how it’s writing a new page of history. I am part of all these changes, while they are massively making a strong and stressful impact on our normal lives.  And while politics make their waves we need to stay positive. God bless Europe! ❤

 

 

My very dear Winter

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My very dear Winter,
Let all the stars to shine,
Inside my  burning hummer
Through all the blackened nights.

You could recall the fire
From all the missing lines
While dancing with a flier
Behind of mirror’s  times.

On eyes of snowing, running
The wish, the step, the mind,
I paint you as  my saving
And loving angel, kind.

And even if the hours
Scream too aloud on days,
My very dear Winter,
Hug all my wildest ways.

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In response to The Daily Post – Photo Challenge, Serene

Tuesday’s Math Puzzle

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A Love offer letter …

Dearest Ms xyz,

I am very happy to inform you that I have fallen in Love with you since the 20th of October (Thursday). With reference to the meeting held between us on the 19th of Oct. at 1500hrs, I would like to present myself as a prospective lover. Our love affair would be on probation for a period of three months and depending on compatibility, would be made permanent. Of course, upon completion of probation, there will be continuous on the job training and performance appraisal schemes leading up to promotion from lover to spouse. The expenses incurred for coffee and entertainment would initially be shared equally between us. Later, based on your performance, I might take! up a larger share of the expenses. However I am broadminded enough to be taken care of, on your expense account.

I request you to kindly respond within 30 days of receiving this letter, failing which, this offer would be cancelled without further notice and I shall be considering someone else. I would be happy, if you could forward this letter to your sister, if you do not wish to take up this offer.

Wish you all the best!

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours sincerely,

HR Manager

 

Source: Facebook

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Happy Tuesday, wherever you are! 🙂 

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It’s Light celebration today

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She packed in the boxes all Hope
while tears washed the battle of soul;
a new dawn is struggling to cope
what fear left for mornings. A whole
of sadness behind of her stole.

She packed all her hurt remembrance
with valleys which tore up the light,
with shadows denying essence
of truth wandering in the night,
while honor subsided from the right.

It’s only her mind, but still more
the borders enclosed the trust
in eyes of despair and the sore.
Today all the packs take the just
to shelter the heart from the dust.

It’s only her thinking about
When nights put sad hours to stray
since nothing was happy and out
the sky got apart from her way.
…It’s Light celebration today.

She packed all the wishes, yet doves
are bringing the peace through the skies,
while rain drives the Love from above
and sprays all the world from her eyes.
…A war from inside fades and dies.

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Windows to the Blue 

While there is life, there is hope!

Letters are dancing through history’s book

With memories hugged in arms of its love,

In corner of thinking of what did they look

While writing the stories which flight with the doves.

Time is refreshing the files on the days  

When mornings are hugging the earth with their will,

When  passing the valleys of wonders  still pay

Some whispers through mind to the wish to fulfill. 

I’m running to dawns and catching my Blue 

When windows are eyes to  the letters of skies,  

While writing the stories and welcome them through 

A new stage of flying which shine blue and rise.  

@Simona Prilogan – October 2017

Regards from my ordinary Blue! 😘

In response to The Daily Post Photo Challenge – Windows 

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