MOSCOW (Sputnik) — May set out her vision for the future of over three million EU nationals at a dinner with EU leaders in Brussels.
"The UK’s position represents a fair and serious offer, and one aimed at giving as much certainty as possible to citizens who have settled in the UK, building careers and lives," she was quoted by The Guardian newspaper as saying.
In exchange, she said she wanted the same rights for roughly a million of UK expats living in 27 EU member states.
She reportedly proposed to set the "cutoff period" between this March and that of 2019 when the nation is expected to leave the European Union under the current negotiating schedule.
Guarantees for EU and UK expats living respectively in the United Kingdom and 27 EU nations has been a thorny topic for negotiators on both sides as they began the long-awaited talks on Brexit this Monday.