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2019.04.09 13:57

Lithuania moves ahead with legislation for no-deal Brexit

A package of proposed amendments in preparation for a no-deal Brexit is making headway in the Lithuanian parliament.

The package passed the second reading in Seimas with 86 votes in favour on Tuesday and is due to be put to a final vote.

The government says the legislation will help mitigate possible negative consequences if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal, protecting the rights of both countries' citizens and business expectations.

The package will regulate the legal status of UK citizens and their families post-Brexit.

The legislation will provide exceptional grounds for issuing residence permits to British nationals, easier access to the social security system, and transitional periods for work, studies and the recognition of professional qualifications.

It also calls for offering corporate and personal income tax reliefs to Britain and its citizens and to exempt them from certain state charges and duties.