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Brits in Sweden 'could stay for one year' in event of no-deal Brexit

Sweden's EU Minister Ann Linde speaking to press. File photo: Wiktor Nummelin / TT

Published: 15.Jan.2019 07:42 hrs

As British MPs vote on Tuesday on whether to back the prime minister's agreed deal for leaving the EU, Sweden has reportedly come up with a proposal on what to do in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The proposal would guarantee Brits already resident in Sweden a year in the country during which they could apply for permits to be allowed to stay.

Under the withdrawal agreement British MPs are voting on, Brits already living in Sweden, as well as those who move there before the end of the transition period on December 30th, 2020, would retain many of their current rights for the rest of their lives.

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