Brexit: Planned transitional regulations for UK citizens in Germany

The Brexit process is currently ongoing. On 30 March 2019, the EU membership of the United Kingdom is going to end. However, the planned withdrawal agreement stipulates an additional transition period until 31 December 2020 during which EU legislation continues to apply to and in the UK. This situation also raises questions in German law, [...]

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EU states must facilitate entry and residence of life partners from third countries

In a globalized society, such as we live in today, it is not uncommon to work and live in other countries, often also outside the EU. Once there, one does not only establish professional contacts, but generally also private relationships. If a EU-citizen subsequently decides to move back to his country of origin with his [...]

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Germany‘s new Immigration law for highly skilled foreigners

Skilled personnel from non-EU countries already contribute considerably to the German economy. Beyond them, the German legislator intends to attract more highly skilled foreigners by means of a new law governing their immigration. While the German employment market seems attractive on first glance, many qualified prospects are discouraged by the complicated process leading to a [...]

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