Category Archives: British in Germany Event

10% of Brits in Leipzig attend first BiG event

On Wednesday 16 May, we were delighted to be able to host the first ever British in Germany event in Leipzig. The event was attended by Mr. Tim Jones, head of the Economic, Finance and Trade Team at the British Embassy, and featured a talk from Daniel Tetlow, co-founder of BiG. David Smith, Head of the Leipzig International School, very kindly agreed to moderate the evening. There were  roughly 60 attendees which, on the basis of latest German statistics, means that 10 per cent of registered Brits in Leipzig turned up. Particular thanks … Continue Reading ››

Munich Infoabend 27 Feb

Plenty of questions - any answers?

British in Germany's Bavaria group 'British in Bavaria' hosted a lively discussion evening with two representatives from HM government on 27 February. David Hole delivered a sober analysis of where we are now and HM Consul-General Paul Heardman and Tim Jones from the British Embassy in Berlin fielded questions from the floor. Here´s David Hole´s report on the evening: British in Bavaria 27th. February, 2018 Report by David Hole on a discussion evening with HM Consul-General Paul Heardman and Tim Jones, British Embassy, Berlin. More than 80 UK Nationals turned up to the Kolpinghaus in Munich to hear the talks … Continue Reading ››

Embassy BREXIT Open Eve 13 Feb

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from left to right: Jane Golding: Chair of British in Germany and British in Europe, Ulf Landgraf-Wölfelschneider: Berlin Senate, HMA Sir Sebastian Wood, Simon Wells: Head of Communications and Bilateral Relations British Embassy Berlin. On the 13th of February 2018, around 350 Brits met at the British Embassy in Berlin to discuss their fate in the face of Brexit.  British in Germany and the British Ambassador hosted the evening, allowing an open discussion on the future status of UK nationals living in Germany. The British Ambassador Sir Sebastian Wood opened the evening emphasising the importance … Continue Reading ››

British Forces in Germany/BiG launch 23 Feb

British in Germany launched their first British in Germany/British Forces Germany Paderborn meeting on Friday night 23rd February in Elsen, Padernborn, North Rheinnwestphalia.
Mr Roy McIntosh, a military man himself, made a sterling effort organising the launch: 51 serving and retired military and their families turned up to discuss the issues they are facing with Brexit and a Q&A video link was set up with Daniel Tetlow, co-founder of British in Germany.
The majority of those that attended intend to stay in Germany post Brexit and they discussed issues some of which are particular to British military serving in Germany as well … Continue Reading ››

Bavaria Ottobrunn infoeve 19 Feb

British in Bavaria. Report on Ottobrunn event: “Brexit and what it means for Brits in Bavaria”  19 February 2018 45+ Brits and a few Germans gathered in the Wolf-Ferrari-Haus in Ottobrunn on Monday, 19 February to hear a review of progress on citizens rights in the Withdrawal negotiations and advice on what individuals can do to protect their own interests through and beyond Brexit. The event was generously supported by the Gemeinde Ottobrunn, who helped with advertising and provided the lecture room free of charge. David Hole summarised the Brexit negotiations so far, spelling out what “sufficient progress” on citizens rights actually means, i.e. what was … Continue Reading ››

Berlin/Embassy Brexit event 13 Feb

HMA citizens' rights speech Feb 2018

Thank you to all those who came to the Embassy last night for a Q&A on Citizens’ Rights hosted by British Ambassador Sir Sebastian Wood. You can hear his summary of progress made so far in securing citizens’ rights by clicking on the video link. Many important issues were raised as well by audience members, including on the process of acquiring dual British and German citizenship and retaining it after Brexit. One other key concern raised was the eligibility of UK nationals to continue to travel and work around the EU. As the Ambassador says, we have pushed strongly for this in Phase One of negotiations and will continue to raise it as negotiations progress. Thank you, too, to those of you who provided questions related to your concerns prior to the discussion evening. Many of the themes are covered in the video. On other questions we will try to reply directly to you. All of the concerns raised will continue to be shared with colleagues in London. You can also leave feedback at https://ow.ly/VyFV30ioONr

Posted by Brits in Germany on Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Munich Brits meet MEP Maria Noichl – Report

A report on an open meeting with MEP Maria Noichl Munich, 11.1.2018 Summary (Scroll down below photos for full report): Bavarian MEP Maria Noichl (SPD) spoke to a packed audience of Brits (and Germans) in Munich on Thursday 11 January. All were eager to hear a report direct from a Member of the European Parliament at this critical juncture in the negotiations. MEPs have both a voice and a vote in stage 2. Maria did not disappoint. In a friendly but forthright Bavarian style, she made it plain that the MEPs regret yet respect the … Continue Reading ››

British in Germany – Meetup in Neu-Ulm, 1 Sept. – Report

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A small group of Brits from the Ulm and Stuttgart area got together in the Schloessle Brauerei in Neu-Ulm on Friday September 1st to discuss Brexit, the personal impact on them and we exchanged ideas, experiences and useful addresses.
While the campaigning / lobbying side is seen as very important, the focus was more on understanding each persons situation and options as we go forward.
We borrowed heavily on the experience and knowledge of the Munich group.  I think everyone found it helpful in clarifying the options and understanding the potential implications of Brexit on all.
We need to see what the demand … Continue Reading ››

Brexit Meetup in Munich

Brexit in Bayern - Information, action and support A new monthly Meetup group has started in Bavaria, set up by the Munich section of British in Germany. We offer information, action and support for anyone affected by Brexit. Come along and talk about what´s on your mind over a glass of beer. Find out the facts, plan your strategy, discuss the progress of the negotiations. The first Brexit in Bayern Meetup is on Monday, 7 August. Subsequent meetups take place on the first Monday of every month. www.meetup.com/Brexit-in-Bayern/ (See also the Events section of this website)