Britain’s EU citizens’ rights plan draws mixed response

Jun 23, 2017, 6:40 AM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed Britain's opening offer.
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The European Union leaders gave a mixed response after British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her plan of ensuring the residency rights of E.U. nationals in the U.K. during a two-day summit underway in Brussels.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed the opening offer as a “good start” for offering full rights to those E.U. migrants, who had lived in the U.K. for five years or more, notes the BBC.

Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, called May’s proposal “insufficient” while the Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, dismissed it as “particularly vague,” writes Reuters.