EU ‘will not step back one millimetre’ from defending citizens’ rights during Brexit

Brussels has insisted that citizens’ rights, the Northern Ireland border and how much Britain owes the EU must be settled before talks on trade can begin

The European Union will not step back “one millimetre” from defending the rights of EU citizens during Brexit negotiations, the president of the European Parliament has said.

Vax 2bAntonio Tajani said EU citizens in Britain were “still facing as much uncertainty now as they did when the British government formally triggered Article 50 in March”.

3.6 million EU citizens living in Britain, or around 6 per cent of the UK population, face uncertainty about the arrangements for them once Britain leaves the EU – a situation also faced by hundreds of thousands of British citizens living abroad in other EU…

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