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Tusk Says May’s Citizens’ Offer Is Below Expectations

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The European Union said Theresa May’s proposal to safeguard the rights of EU citizens living in the U.K. after Brexit doesn’t go far enough, creating early obstacles for negotiators wrangling over Britain’s withdrawal from the 28-nation bloc.

The prime minister, whose governing mandate was weakened after a bruising election this month, told her fellow leaders in Brussels on Thursday of her plans to allow almost all 3 million EU nationals in the U.K. to remain in the country. Several of her counterparts dashed hopes of an early agreement on the issue, saying Europeans would have fewer rights under the proposal.