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Portugal forges ahead on ‘future relationship’ with UK in spite of Brexit hiatus

Portugal forges ahead on ‘future relationship’ with UK in spite of Brexit hiatus

With the future of Brexit as clear as proverbial mud, Portugal is wasting no time in efforts to ensure that the futures of Brits living in Portugal and Portuguese living in Britain are taken care of.

Yesterday, ahead of shambolic scenes in parliament, Portuguese ministers were busy formulating some of the nuts and bolts for a bilateral agreement that have since been delivered to British counterparts.

Foreign affairs minister Augusto Santos Silva told reporters that the essence of discussions was a desire “to preserve the right of British residents in Portugal and Portuguese residents of the United Kingdom to participate in elections, either as voters or as elected candidates in their local elections”.

Read more in the Algarve Resident