The head of the UK government Theresa may at a meeting with leaders of the countries of the European Union expressed readiness to provide all EU citizens who have lived in the UK for at least five years, a permanent residence permit.
This status will allow these individuals after British exit from the European Union to continue to live in the country and use public services of education and health and social benefits, notes the news service of the BBC.
However, may set a condition according to which the same rights should be granted to British citizens living in EU countries.
According to Mei, her proposal gives some certainty to 3 million Europeans who have had a career in the UK and started a family.
Today in the UK there are about 3.2 million European citizens, and in the other 27 EU countries and 1.2 million Britons.