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Northern Ireland-born British and Irish win EU citizenship rights

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Northern Ireland-born British and Irish win EU citizenship rights This article is more than 1 month old UK government makes change to immigration law after Derry woman’s residency case Emma De Souza, with her husband Jake outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast in 2019, described the decision as ‘great news’. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Emma De Souza, with her husband Jake outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast in 2019, described the decision as ‘great news’. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA @lisaocarroll Published on Thu 14 May 2020 14.56 BST All British and Irish citizens born in Northern Ireland will be be treated as EU citizens for immigration purposes, the government has ann...

EU to allow in visitors from 14 'safe'

bbc.co.uk

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Passport control at Larnaca airport, Cyprus The EU has named 14 countries whose citizens are deemed "safe" to be let in from 1 July, despite the pandemic - but the US, Brazil and China are excluded. Those named include Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco and South Korea. The EU is ready to add China if the Chinese government offers a reciprocal deal for EU travellers, diplomats say. Many border controls have been lifted for EU citizens travelling inside the bloc. Rules for UK travellers are part of the current Brexit negotiations. But UK nationals are still to be treated in the same way as EU citizens until the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 Dec...

Mark Sedwill expected to quit as UK's top civil servant | Politics

theguardian.com

Cabinet secretary had been at odds with Dominic Cummings and a target of hostile briefings. Sir Mark Sedwill, the UK’s most senior civil servant, has announced he will stand down in September, prompting anger from former colleagues who say he has been unfairly smeared by Boris Johnson’s aides over the government’s coronavirus failings and for supposedly blocking changes in Whitehall. After weeks of tense negotiations over his job, Sedwill said in a letter to the prime minister that he would quit as cabinet secretary and head of the civil service. His other role as national security adviser will be taken by Johnson’s chief Brexit adviser, David Frost. His departure will be seen as a victory f...