Following the referendum on 23 June 2016, which yielded a narrow victory for the ‘Leave’ party, much ink has been spilt on the legal consequences of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Particular attention
has been paid to the residence status of the millions of UK nationals residing elsewhere in the EU and EU citizens living and working in the UK. Yet, whilst the right to reside has been much discussed,a topic that deserves further discussion is the consequences of ‘Brexit’ for European citizenship. This paper’s aim is to consider the effect of Brexit upon the loss of EU citizenship as a status, both in terms of its practical effect and theoretical side effects.
Publication details and link to source: Georgia Austin-Greenall and Sylwia Lipinska, Brexit and Loss of EU Citizenship: Cases, Options, Perceptions, ECAS, 2017