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Uncertainty hangs over British staffers in Brussels

Hundreds of Britons work in the European institutions—what happens to them post-Brexit? 

By Matthew Bevington  

Views of Brussels. The emblem of the European Union on the building of the European Parliament. October 19, 2018. Belgium, Brussels. Photo credit: Alexander Miridonov/Kommersant/Sipa USA

Brexit is not so much headline news these days as just the news. And the intensity of coverage is only increasing as we enter the final stages of the process. We’ve had maximum facilitation models, Irish backstops and now a near 600-page draft agreement. But what has received little to no coverage is what will happen to UK staff inside the European institutions, and especially MEPs’ staff—one of the first groups directly affected—after we leave.

As the UK exits the EU next March, MEPs’…

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