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Lico Tue 28-Mar-17 10:39:17

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We are meeting Michel Barnier today
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** We are meeting Michel Barnier today
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Dear fellow EU citizen,

It is not a coincidence that Michel Barnier has accepted to meet a delegation of EU and British citizens 24 hours before Theresa May will trigger Article 50. Not only does the top EU negotiator want to show his credentials in putting citizens first but he is also cutting the grass under Theresa May's feet, who has so far declined all requests and invitations.

The story goes on as Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday and will by default turn 4.2 million people into bargaining chips. She has refused to guarantee the rights of EU citizens despite the wide consensus around the issue and the deep concerns we expressed, in conjunction with so many other organisations including British in Europe (

http://the3million.us13.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=9c20dec826b5110f3a7f5e9bc&id=5902cf85be&e=bb7e8f8777

Wednesday will not be a happy day. Many of us will feel the weight of the constant uncertainty we carry on our shoulders since the referendum. But things are not as bad as they could have been.

We now have a voice and we are getting heard:

1. Last week, we met with officials from the Department of Exiting the EU (DExEU) and the Home Office. We held constructive talks about the need to find a fair solution for all EEA nationals and their families and dependants so everyone is documented by the end of the two year period leading to Brexit and can continue to live a normal life.

2. Today, we are meeting Michel Barnier and his team of negotiators alongside a representation of British citizens in Europe

http://the3million.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9c20dec826b5110f3a7f5e9bc&id=35320e8dc9&e=bb7e8f8777

to discuss our future and establish us, the citizens of Europe, as a key stakeholder in the forthcoming negotiations. We are particularly hopeful following Michel Barnier's
speech (

http://the3million.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9c20dec826b5110f3a7f5e9bc&id=9d9811ef09&e=bb7e8f8777) last week which put "citizens first"

3. Tomorrow, we will write to the UK Prime Minister urging her to secure an early, standalone deal to remove the danger of a two-year wait to confirm our status. This call will coincide with the triggering of Article 50.

Our key message is simple: we need the UK and the EU to work on an early deal to secure the rights of EEA / UK citizens during the first summit so that we can get certainty and continue to live our lives normally after Brexit.

What can you do?

We need to maintain pressure on our MPs and the Government so please write to your MP

(http://the3million.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9c20dec826b5110f3a7f5e9bc&id=1a0a395d23&e=bb7e8f8777)

and tell her / him how you feel about not knowing what the future will hold and demand they ask the Government to put citizens first. EU citizens living here and UK citizens living in Europe. It's now a matter of utter urgency!

And if you have time, please also email your MEP

(http://the3million.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9c20dec826b5110f3a7f5e9bc&id=eed767d173&e=bb7e8f8777) so they get behind Michel Barnier and his citizens first pledge.

Europeans regards

Nicolas

Nicolas Hatton is the co-chair of the3million

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Around 100,000 people attended the march organised by Unite for Europe this Saturday. Tens of thousands of EU citizens marched alongside the British pro-EU campaigners the 2.5 miles long route, and filling Parliament Square.

Joan Pons Laplana, an NHS nurse from Catalonia spoke on the main stage on behalf of EU citizens and the3million and this is his photographic report:

Gràcies to Joan for providing these excellent pictures.

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It's not just Theresa May's five minutes of fame on Wednesday... it's also Ian Dunt and Philippe Legrain's first comedy night in support of EU citizens living in London.

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Simon and Laura are organising the Brexit Recipes dinner at The Royal College of Art in London this Saturday (re-scheduled from last Saturday)

the3million is proud to sponsor the event where 28 people from each EU member state will be taking a dish and discuss food, culture and integration, which will later be documented in a book.

Due to the change in the date, they are missing some nationalities: Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland and England.

If you would to take part, please email Simon at Laura at brexit-recipes@network.rca.ac.uk (mailto:brexit-recipes@network.rca.ac.uk) :-)

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If you are a Brit in Europe, please bookmark this website from our British partners who are coming with us tomorrow to speak to Michel Barnier.

A great website truly representing the British community in the other 27 members.

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Lico Tue 28-Mar-17 10:46:40

Apologies-my phone is playing up hence duplicate!

Subject: The latest news from the3million | We are meeting Michel Barnier today
Reply-To: Nicolas Hatton (the3million) <info@the3million.org.uk>
We are meeting Michel Barnier today
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** We are meeting Michel Barnier today
----------------------------------------------------

Dear fellow EU citizen,

It is not a coincidence that Michel Barnier has accepted to meet a delegation of EU and British citizens 24 hours before Theresa May will trigger Article 50. Not only does the top EU negotiator want to show his credentials in putting citizens first but he is also cutting the grass under Theresa May's feet, who has so far declined all requests and invitations.

The story goes on as Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday and will by default turn 4.2 million people into bargaining chips. She has refused to guarantee the rights of EU citizens despite the wide consensus around the issue and the deep concerns we expressed, in conjunction with so many other organisations including British in Europe (http://the3million.us13.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=9c20dec826b5110f3a7f5e9bc&id=5902cf85be&e=bb7e8f8777) .

Wednesday will not be a happy day. Many of us will feel the weight of the constant uncertainty we carry on our shoulders since the referendum. But things are not as bad as they could have been.

We now have a voice and we are getting heard:

1. Last week, we met with officials from the Department of Exiting the EU (DExEU) and the Home Office. We held constructive talks about the need to find a fair solution for all EEA nationals and their families and dependants so everyone is documented by the end of the two year period leading to Brexit and can continue to live a normal life.

2. Today, we are meeting Michel Barnier and his team of negotiators alongside a representation of British citizens in Europe (http://the3million.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9c20dec826b5110f3a7f5e9bc&id=35320e8dc9&e=bb7e8f8777) to discuss our future and establish us, the citizens of Europe, as a key stakeholder in the forthcoming negotiations. We are particularly hopeful following Michel Barnier's speech (http://the3million.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9c20dec826b5110f3a7f5e9bc&id=9d9811ef09&e=bb7e8f8777) last week which put "citizens first"

3. Tomorrow, we will write to the UK Prime Minister urging her to secure an early, standalone deal to remove the danger of a two-year wait to confirm our status. This call will coincide with the triggering of Article 50.

Our key message is simple: we need the UK and the EU to work on an early deal to secure the rights of EEA / UK citizens during the first summit so that we can get certainty and continue to live our lives normally after Brexit.

What can you do?

We need to maintain pressure on our MPs and the Government so please write to your MP (http://the3million.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9c20dec826b5110f3a7f5e9bc&id=1a0a395d23&e=bb7e8f8777) and tell her / him how you feel about not knowing what the future will hold and demand they ask the Government to put citizens first. EU citizens living here and UK citizens living in Europe. It's now a matter of utter urgency!

And if you have time, please also email your MEP (http://the3million.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=9c20dec826b5110f3a7f5e9bc&id=eed767d173&e=bb7e8f8777) so they get behind Michel Barnier and his citizens first pledge.

Europeans regards

Nicolas

Nicolas Hatton is the co-chair of the3million

user1490211912 Tue 28-Mar-17 12:43:13

Barnier and the 3 million halo thanks for posting Lico

Lico Wed 29-Mar-17 18:15:41

For info

www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0317/28032017-article-50-ucl-provost-statement/

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