Advertise On EU-Digest

Anual Advertising Rates

7/17/17

The Netherlands: Dutch nationals taking UK citizenship 'will lose Netherlands passports' - byDaniel Boffey

Dutch nationals who take British citizenship to avoid having to leave the UK after Brexit will be stripped of their Netherlands passports due to existing limits on dual nationality, the Dutch prime minister has said.

About 100,000 Dutch nationals living in Britain face an uncertain future after March 2019. The UK and EU are yet to reconcile their differences on the citizens’ rights issue, with Brussels describing the British government’s initial offer as vague and inadequate.

Mark Rutte told Dutch citizens in the UK who have considered becoming British to avoid residency problems once Britain leaves the EU that applying for dual nationality was not an option.

“Countering dual nationality remains one of this cabinet’s policies,” the prime minister said on Monday, in response to a petition with 22,000 signatures calling for a government rethink.

Read more: Dutch nationals taking UK citizenship 'will lose Netherlands passports' | World news | The Guardian

No comments: