Bilateral Voting Rights Agreements
The State Secretary added that Poland and the United Kingdom are linked by many forms of bilateral cooperation and that the treaty has «first and foremost a human and civic dimension» because it «strengthens relations». by building a sense for the Polish-British community at the local level.» Citizens have always been our priority in the negotiations on our exit from the EU, as well as the protection of the interests of British expatriates. During the negotiations, the UK insisted that the right to civil status be protected in local elections for UK nationals living in the EU and EU citizens in the UK, but these rights were not included in the Withdrawal Agreement. Instead, we have concluded bilateral agreements with certain Member States in order to guarantee these rights.