“I have UK citizens living in my country, they are more than welcome to stay here”, says Luxembourg PM
Luxembourg’s prime minister has called for clarity on the future of UK citizens in the EU before beginning Brexit trade negotiations.
“I have UK citizens living in my country, they are more than welcome to stay here”, the DP PM Xavier Bettel said in a CNN interview on 3 May, adding: “But they don’t know what will be their future in the EU. So, for me it is important to get clarification for them. And we’ve EU citizens living in the UK.”
Bettel then repeated that this topic needed clarification before any trade deals could be struck.
“If we firstly put trade before people, this is the principle we did not understand why Brexit happened and why we have populism in Europe,” he said.
Bettel added that he would put citizens first along with budgetary, money and governance issues.