May sees good progress on ensuring citizens’ rights

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday Brexit negotiators had made “good progress” toward agreeing the rights of expatriate citizens and that she was committed to encouraging Europeans to stay in Britain.

TALLINN, ESTONIA (UK POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday (September 29) Brexit negotiators had made “good progress” toward agreeing the rights of expatriate citizens and that she was committed to encouraging Europeans to stay in Britain.

“I value the contribution that EU citizens have made in the United Kingdom but I also want to see the rights of citizens who are living in other European Union countries have their rights guaranteed as well,” she told reporters at an EU summit in Tallinn when asked about a call from British business and trade unions to guarantee Europeans’ rights unilaterally.

“The negotiations are about ensuring that we can give certainty and reassurance,” she added. “That is what the negotiations are about. Good progress has been made on that issue.”

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