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No-deal Brexit: contingency measures for Erasmus+, social security and the EU budget

Jan 30, 2019 | News

(30 January 2019) – Given the increasing risk that the United Kingdom may leave the EU on 30 March this year without a deal, the European Commission has today adopted a final set of contingency proposals in the area of the Erasmus+ programme, social security coordination and the EU budget.

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Today’s measures would ensure that in the event of a “no-deal” scenario:

– Young people from the EU and the UK who are participating in the Erasmus+ programme on 30 March 2019 can complete their stay without interruption;

– EU Member State authorities will continue to take into account periods of insurance, (self) employment or residence in the United Kingdom before withdrawal, when calculating social security benefits, such as pensions;

– UK beneficiaries of EU funding would continue to receive payments under their current contracts, provided that the United Kingdom continues to honour its financial obligations under the EU budget. This issue is separate from the financial settlement between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

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