This statement is made by the former External Affairs Minister Eduardo Faleiro. According to him, Goans with Portuguese passport need not worry about Brexit (Britains Exit from EU) at the moment since they still have two more years to enter the UK with the help of their Portuguese passport. On what basis Mr. Faleiro is claiming this? Do Goans really have two more years to enter the UK with the help of their Portuguese passport? To know more read the report here.
Based on the claims made by the former External Affairs Minister Eduardo Faleiro in front of the local media, Goans in the UK holding Portuguese passport need not worry about the Britain’s Exit from the EU (European Union) since it will another two years.
Faleiro was addressing the press on Friday said that there are around 20,000 Goans in the UK holding the Portuguese passports. “There should not be any difficulty for other Goans with Portuguese passports to enter the UK at least for the next two years,” he said. “Thereafter, it will depend on the terms of the agreement between the UK and the European Union and also on the agreement, if any, between the UK and the Portuguese government,” he stated.
The referendum just made the way for Britain to exit the EU but it, not the process of overnight and it takes a longer time to complete all the political and legal framework. The sources claim that Britain must formally notify the bloc of its wish to leave by using Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty for the first time in the EU’s history. Article 50 triggers the start of a two-year process of exit talks before the UK is expelled from the 28-member bloc.
Mr. Faleiro said that post-Brexit there is panic amongst the immigrants but actually there is no need of it since there is a lot of time left. Faleiro said the process is recommendatory and not legally binding until it is approved by the British Parliament.
“After Brexit is endorsed by the British Parliament Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, known as the Treaty of Lisbon, comes into operation. The UK government will thereafter notify the Council of the European Union of its intention to leave the Union. This is expected to be done by the end of the year,” he said.
At the same time, the British government will negotiate a deal with the European Union on its withdrawal and its future relationship with the Union, he added. “Under Article 50 these negotiations should be concluded within two years from the date of the notification unless the European Council and the British government unanimously decide to extend this period,” Faleiro explained.
The sources in the international media claimed that the final exit might take place by the end of 2019. Goans still have more than two years left to enter the UK with the help of Portuguese passport. If you also have any more information on this and wish to share the same with others kindly put it across in your valuable comments.