News and views on Britain’s anticipated exit from the EU
The European Court of Justice has made it potentially harder for EU database-makers to protect the contents of their databases from being extracted or re-used by meta-search engines and online content aggregators.
The Upper Tribunal has taken a significant step forward for the protection of the rights of undocumented EU children in the UK, in the reported case of MS (British citizenship; EEA appeals) Belgium  UKUT 356 (IAC). Read my coverage of the case for freemovement.org.
A £10-million Giotto painting of ‘exceptional cultural and historical importance’ was not lawfully exported from Italy to London, according to the High Court in a judicial review case that arose from a lengthy dispute over the rules on exporting European cultural treasures.
In a significant blow to the Home Office, the Court of Appeal has found that relatives of EEA nationals were wrongly denied the right of appeal to the immigration tribunal. An important step forward for protecting citizens rights in the UK.
A cautious welcome is appropriate to the government’s new documents on #citizensrights of the 3 million EU nationals in the UK. It remains to be seen how the new system will live up to aspirations.
Large increases in Home Office fees kick in from 6 April 2017. There are steep rises across the board for many of the more common applications, in the region of 20 to 25% increases in some cases.