Brexit is a topic that has been widely discussed lately. Although we are fast approaching the moment of Brexit, which is scheduled for 31January 2020, the withdrawal agreement must still be ratified by the European Parliament, a necessary condition for Britain to be able to leave the EU on this basis. Thus, withdrawal without a deal remains a possible hypothesis.
In this context, on 20 November 2019, Emergency Ordinance no.70, enacting various measures applicable in the case of a no-deal Brexit, was published in the Official Journal of Romania (no.933). The legislation would enter into force from the first day following the date of withdrawal (i.e. 1 February 2020) unless amended by a withdrawal agreement, and subject to the condition of reciprocity being met by that time, according to which the United Kingdom will grant at least the same legal rights to Romanian citizens as Romania grants to British citizens through this GEO.
— Social security
— Recognition of professional qualifications and pursuit of professions
Professional qualifications and pursuit of professions for Brexit individuals which have been recognized in Romania by 31 January 2020, will still apply.
The legislation sets out rules on the recognition procedure applicable after Brexit, both for professional qualifications and for the exercising of professions, as well as for educational qualifications for the purposes of accessing the labor market, or to begin or continue studies.
The terms provided in this legislation may be modified, if the withdrawal agreement is passed or if there are new developments in relation to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
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