Category: freedom of movement

Are there any British people reading this? May I ask you how the idea of ending your own freedom of movement with the 1st of Jan 2021 makes you feel now?

Spring 2019 Standard Eurobarometer: Europeans upbeat about the state of the European Union – best results in 5 years

https://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/publicopinion/index.cfm/survey/getsurveydetail/instruments/standard/surveyky/2253

But not just Europe, the EU has signed comprehensive free trade deals with countries all across world. The ones that extend to services, typically will also allow some movement of labor. For example CETA, the EU/Canada agreement:

CETA is a free trade agreement between Canada, the European Union (EU), and its member states.

CETA facilitates entry to Canada for certain eligible persons by removing the requirement for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
to be obtained before that person can legally perform work in Canada.
The LMIA process ensures that companies in Canada may only hire
internationally if it is determined that no Canadian citizens or
permanent residents were ready and able to perform the role. The LMIA
process also includes advertising requirements and processing times.

Consequently,
being exempt from the requirement to obtain a LMIA can make the process
of coming to Canada for work purposes much easier.

Source: https://www.canadavisa.com/comprehensive-economic-and-trade-agreement-ceta.html#gs.0ukj5v

Sky News: Adam Boulton interview – British in Europe:

I will never understand why so many Brits are cheering at the prospect of ending their own free movement? 

Brexit: how loss of free movement would affect UK citizens:

Laura Shields is a spokes person for the British in Europe group.

Update: From the same radio program: “MEP Josef Weidenholzer on Brexit
https://fm4.orf.at/player/20181129/RC/124427000

Also, this video is unbelievable, Theresa May has no idea what she doing to UK citizens abroad:

Personenfreizügigkeit: 17 Millionen EU-Bürger im Ausland:


Grosse Zustimmung für Freizügigkeit

Die Voraussetzungen dafür, dass jeder sich in einem anderen Staat der
Gemeinschaft niederlassen und dort arbeiten darf, wurde im Oktober 1968
mit dem EU-Gesetz zur Freizügigkeit der Arbeitnehmer eingeführt. In
einer Umfrage im Frühjahr nannten dies 82 Prozent eine Errungenschaft.

He is a European Citizen too!