Polish Embassy in London starts Brexit information meetings for Poles

The Polish Embassy in London launched a series of information meetings on Monday regarding the situation of the Polish community in the UK and the expected consequences of Brexit.

The first session was organised at the Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK) in west London, where Ambassador Arkady Rzegocki, Consul General Mateusz Stąsiek and Magdalena Kozak, responsible for civil rights, discussed the issues among others of the necessity to obtain settled status after Brexit, recognition of qualifications acquired in Great Britain, as well as family law and passport issues.

Representatives of the Polish diaspora also asked about other issues concerning the image of Poland and Poles abroad, the current activities of Polish diplomacy and plans to promote the Polish historical perspective, language and culture in Great Britain

The discussion was also attended by the head of the East European Resource Centre and POSK's chairman. Both represent the Polish diaspora in working groups, working with the British government in the context of Brexit.

The participants received a special leaflet including basic information regarding the registration requirements in connection with the planned UK exit from the European Union.

The Polish Embassy in Great Britain plans several meetings of this type across the country. Meetings will be organised in the Polish Millenium House in Birmingham next Friday, and in the Polish White Eagle Club, south London, on Saturday.