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Q&A: French minister to answer Brexit questions from anxious Britons

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Q&A: French minister to answer Brexit questions from anxious Britons
France's Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau. Photo: AFP
10:15 CET+01:00
France's Europe Minister will be answering questions from anxious Britons about what a post-Brexit world has in store for them in a live Q&A session on Friday evening.

The Q&A with France's Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau will take place on Friday from 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm (Paris time) on Facebook live and will be available on both the Facebook pages of the minister and the France Diplomatie.

Questions can be posted in French or English however it's important to note that the answers will be in French. If you would like to take part you can already post questions at this link now.

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So far people have posed questions covering healthcare, problems with getting an appointment for a carte de sejour residency permit at local prefectures and issues affecting those who own second homes in France. 

One person has asked if France will support the 'Costa amendement', referring to an amendment that gained the backing of the UK government this week, which is aimed at protecting the rights of Brits after Brexit from Conservative MP Alberto Costa.

Loiseau has suggested that questions could cover topics such as how Brexit will affect Britons in France, how businesses could be affected, and what Brexit could mean for students with plans to study in the UK.

A law covering the rights of Britons living in France in the case of a no-deal Brexit was published by the French government in February however while it was supposed to ease the concerns, many have found that it's only thrown up more questions about their situation and what the future holds for them. 

 

 

 
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Hounddogman - 05 Mar 2019 17:39
I have to say I found this session of little practical value. Many of the questions of key concern to expat Brits went unanswered (including my own) not least because they need to be answered not by a Minister for Europe but by someone from the Minsistry of the Interior (who are the appropriate ministry for questions about cartes de sejour). In addition much of the space and time available was taken up by some troll posting pointless and insulting comments.
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