U.K. and Norway Agree to Secure Citizens' Rights Post-Brexit

(Bloomberg) -- Britain and Norway have agreed that they want to reciprocate the rights of citizens living in each others’ countries after the U.K. has left the European Union.

“We are very close to agreeing on an arrangement that mirrors the deal that the EU and the U.K. have on citizen’s rights,” Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg said after meeting Britain’s Theresa May. “But we have also looked at the plan if there’s no deal. We will treat all U.K. citizens living in Norway so that they have the same opportunity they had before.”

May added that if there were no Brexit deal with the EU, the U.K. “would look to be able to have an agreement for EEA and EFTA countries.” And she said that “whatever happens, we confirm that people from the EEA countries, Norwegian citizens, and those others who are living in the U.K. who have made their life choice to be in the U.K will be able to stay. We want them to stay.”

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