European leaders criticise Britain’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit

European leaders have criticised Britain’s offer to European Union (EU) nationals after the Brexit. European Council President, Donald Tusk, said in a news conference after the second day of a Brussels summit that the plan was below expectations. European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker said British Prime Minister Theresa May’s offer is not sufficient. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also said that there had been no breakthrough and still there is a long way to go. The 27 EU leaders demanded many more details on the U.K. proposal to guarantee the rights of the 3 million EU citizens who now live in Britain.
Admitting that there were differences between the two sides, Prime Minister May said those who had made their lives and homes in the UK would have their rights guaranteed. She also suggested that while rights would be enforced by British courts, they could also be enshrined in international law if the agreement was included in the final treaty of withdrawal.
The fate of the European citizens living in Britain after Brexit is one of the most contentious issues in the negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the 28-member bloc, which began on Monday.

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