Rights of 1 million Britons living in EU27 countries, and 3 million EU citizens in the UK
Britons living in France - and the rest of the EU27 nations - can breathe a little more easily after a draft agreement was reached guaranteeing the rights of citizens after Brexit.
EU citizens living in the UK and vice versa will have their rights to live, work and study protected under the deal, which must now be ratified in the EU and UK Parliaments.
According to the agreement document, should France introduce a residency card scheme, Britons living here will have two years from the date of the UK's withdrawal to start the application process without loss of any rights.
Full report available here - https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/joint_report.pdf