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France's Europe minister: 'Chequers plan would threaten functioning of EU'

France's European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau says British Prime Minister Theresa May must change the UK's draft Withdrawal Agreement, as "the Chequers proposal would threaten the functioning of the European Union". Loiseau told FRANCE 24's Catherine Nicholson that British citizens in France will still have rights after Brexit - although the extent of those rights will depend on what rights Britain's government grants French nationals living in the UK.

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France's European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau revealed that she is preparing to make a raft of legal changes by decree to come into force one day after Brexit day.

The aim is to ensure that British residents of France do not lose their legal status and to keep traffic moving through the Channel Tunnel, among other pressing issues.

However, the minister admitted that she will not guarantee any rights for British citizens currently in France until the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK is finalised.

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