Caroline Dinnag, the head of culture and digitization in the government, said during a parliamentary session on Tuesday that the door to negotiations with the European Union was still open, but that the solution would not be an exception, but rather a facilitation of British artists’ tours. From Europe.
The European Union had previously said it had proposed an agreement that would allow British musicians to travel without a visa within member states for a period of 90 days over a period of 180 days, but Britain rejected the offer. For its part, Britain says it wants a more ambitious agreement, but the European Union does not want to agree to it. Something the European Union denies.
He says pass the music
The Association of Musicians’ Union wants a special type of musicians passport that covers musicians and their employees. The idea of this passport is to exempt its holders from the need for additional permits and to facilitate trips within the European Union. But this is not something the government wants to invest in, despite what I said before.
Deputy Secretary General of the Musicians’ Union, Naomi Ball, told the Guardian:
It seems unlikely that the passport of the musician that we pressed will materialize at this stage, but we are still keen to work with the British government on a supplemental agreement that could work for the benefit of our members, staff and the organizations they work with.
An open letter to the government
The new rules for the tours have met with heavy criticism. The name groups were signed, and yesterday more than a hundred prominent artists, including Sting, Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Joss Stone, wrote an open letter accusing the British government of having “shamefully failed” to protect the musicians’ interests.
It’s uncertain what awaits when she becomes tour-related again. The costs and paperwork for bringing in the equipment and goods to be sold during the tour, as well as for driving in and out through the various member states, remain unknown.