Author Archives: Beate Metz

#InLimboMessages

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…are Messages of hope, kindness & solidarity from our members and followers which we share on Twitter and Facebook during the COVID-19 crisis. Nobody anticipated a pandemic outbreak like this, nobody knew that our strength and our achievements could be valuable for other … Continue reading

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Announcement – 16. March 2020

This is a difficult time for all of us and the In Limbo admin team has been thinking long and hard how we as the #InLimboProject  will position ourselves during this time. #InLimbo has always been about making our voices … Continue reading

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Exposing their motives…

I moved to Estonia back in 2010 out of a love for Europe and the drying up of opportunities in my hometown in the UK after the financial crisis. I found work quickly, fell in love quickly and very soon … Continue reading

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No longer my country…

I came to the UK 25 years ago, recruited by the government for my language skills, on a very low wage, especially for London. I came because I liked the opportunity of living in another EU country for a few … Continue reading

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When the rules get changed in mid game…

In 1997 I moved to Spain and spent the next 13 years raising my 3 sons as beautiful, bi-lingual Europeans. Then, in 2010, I came back for a few months to sort out my marriage to my second husband. The … Continue reading

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Storms in my heart…

Long, long ago I left Iraq for political reasons. I lost „home“ there and never quite got over that. I went to Germany, I became German because my mother was German. That was lucky but I couldn’t settle or integrate … Continue reading

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Where is home…?

Brexit happened at last and I am fine. Or so it seems. I have been trying to name the feeling that has dominated the last few weeks. I have revisited the four and half years I have spent here. I … Continue reading

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Into the Darkness

I landed in Heathrow on a BA flight from Bologna on 31 March 2016, just a few months after my 51st birthday. My English was basic to say the least. I’d had a Skype interview a month before and had … Continue reading

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For the love of Karol…

I used to be happy in Poland. Married with 3 children our apartment was not big, but with the little we had I turned it into a loving home for the 5 of us and in all those years we … Continue reading

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Bursting the Bubble

Picture the scene: 25 years. For 25 years we were rubbing along quite happily. I say that, but if I’m honest, the last 5 years or so were somewhat wobbly, to say the least. And yet. When that morning came, … Continue reading

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Do not clip their wings…

In early 1996 one late evening the telephone rang. I was in bed but I clearly remember my son, a student at Manchester University, on the other end of the phone recounting the details of a visit to Manchester Town … Continue reading

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Middle-of-the-night musings

It’s the middle of the night and sleep has eluded me. I’ve been awake for hours and earlier I felt as if there was a lead weight in the pit of my stomach.  I had a sense of looming disaster … Continue reading

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In Limbo: Brexit testimonies from EU citizens in the UK

Watch the book trailer for the moving and powerful collection of testimonies collected by Elena Remigi and Véronique Martin, edited by Elena Remigi, Véronique Martin and Tim Sykes, with a foreword by George Szirtes.

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Freedom of Movement is beautiful – #FoMisBeautiful

Freedom of movement is a wonderful achievement and an asset – we value and cherish it and don’t want to lose it for any of #the5million currently #InLimbo – EU27 citizens in the UK and British citizens resident in the … Continue reading

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France24 Interview with Elena Remigi

France24 news anchor Eve Irvine  interviews Elena Remigi, founder of the In Limbo Project live on Wednesday 30th January 2019. Eve: Elema Remigi who has been living in the UK for over a decade and has put together two not-for-profit books compiling the personal … Continue reading

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CBC interview with Elena Remigi – January 2019

Founder of the In Limbo Project and editor of both In Limbo books Elena Remigi is interviewed by Canadian Broadcast Corporation  (CBC) news reporter Briar Stewart in Maidenhead on Monday 14th January 2019. The interview took place the on the day before … Continue reading

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Liverpool – Sunday 16th December 2018

After 905 days or 2 years and 175 days of being #InLimbo please listen to this heartfelt and brilliant speech by In Limbo Project Admin and Advocate Cosi Doerfel Hill Speech by Cosi Doerfel Hill in Liverpool, on Sunday 16 December 2018 … Continue reading

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Second-class citizen

I can tell you exactly when they took my identity. It was on the 24 June 2016 at 4.40am precisely. I will never forget the sharp pain I felt when they wrenched it from my heart in one single rip. … Continue reading

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Longing to belong…

I’m one of those that they all really hate. I’m one of those that they talk about a lot. But also, one of those that they never talk about. One of those that are blamed for the Leave vote. I … Continue reading

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