European Union citizens arriving in the UK are detained at airports, sent to migration centers and deported. This is reported by Euronews with reference to the British media.
Among those who are denied entry into the country are Europeans who arrive in the UK in order to pass an interview and, if successful, get a job. People who were given a turn from the gate say that they have experienced a traumatic situation for their psyche. These episodes highlight the potential problems in EU-UK relations after Brexit.
“If you go to the UK government website, you will be able to access immigration regulations. It says you can attend job interviews and work conferences. However, it appears that citizens from countries belonging to the European Economic Area who come to be interviewed are detained at the border and denied entry. They are told that they must apply for a work visa. That is, there is inconsistency and lack of clarity. As a result, people are deprived of their freedom, ”says lawyer Arania Kogulatas.
The European Commission noted that cases of detention of EU citizens upon arrival in the UK are not so numerous, and there is no need to talk about a trend. However, a statement from the highest executive body of the EU says that Brussels is concerned about the state of affairs and is closely monitoring the situation. In particular, this concerns the terms of detention of EU citizens.
It is also reported that after a meeting of representatives of the European Commission and the UK Home Office, border guards were instructed not to detain EU citizens without work visas.