Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez gave assurances that Britons living in Spain would see no post-Brexit change to their rights | Oscar Del Pozo/AFP via Getty Images
Spanish PM Sánchez: Brits’ rights won’t change after Brexit
Spain’s leader says government is working on measures to address citizens’ rights.
Updated 12/28/18, 5:33 PM CET
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Friday reassured British citizens living in Spain that their rights will not change after the U.K. leaves the EU in March.
“Their rights will be preserved whatever the scenario,” Sánchez said during an annual year-end press conference.
The government has been working on legislation to allow British citizens living in Spain — many of whom are retired — to retain the same rights they now have, even if the U.K. leaves the bloc without a deal, but Sánchez said such benefits would be contingent on Spaniards having the same reassurances in Great Britain, Reuters reported.
Sánchez said that by February, his government would present a law on citizens’ rights that would also outline measures to protect bilateral commercial relations.
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