Brexit is looming and things are getting serious. Spain threatens to prejudice the rights of UK citizens resident in Spain, if the UK doesn’t treat Spanish citizens resident in the UK in the same way. The principle of reciprocity: “You will do the same to me as I do to you”.
Decree Law for English residents in Spain
Spain has adopted a Decree Law which is to guarantee the rights of the English citizens in Spain after a “hard” Brexit. It however points out that the UK hasn’t done the same as yet, adopting the measures fro Spanish residents into law. That will have to be the case in order for Spain to apply the Decree Law to its English residents. On October 1st the representatives of the countries will meet again to “dot the Is”.
However there are far more British (365K) living in Spain than there are Spanish (108K) living in Britain.
Registered British citizens resident in Spain – Source INE 1 January 2019 – provisional data.
ASTURIAS, PRINCIPADO DE 970
BALEARS, ILLES 14.870
CASTILLA Y LEÓN 806
CASTILLA – LA MANCHA 929
COMUNITAT VALENCIANA 78.422
MADRID, COMUNIDAD DE 10.033
MURCIA, REGIÓN DE 14.095
PAÍS VASCO 1.543
RIOJA, LA 165
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