European Council preparations and rights of EU citizens in the UK

MEPs will hold two separate debates on Wednesday afternoon to provide input ahead of the next European Council and to raise concerns regarding the possible undermining of the rights of EU citizens living in the UK.

During the debate ahead of the European Council, MEPs will present their priorities for the key issues to the Commission and Council representatives, such as on the economy, jobs, migration, defence and the future of Europe.

In the second debate MEPs will ask the Commission about recent numbers on residence applications, residence refusals and expulsions of EU nationals from the UK, as fears grow that EU citizens’ rights may be being breached.