BRUSSELS (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain's promise to grant full rights to EU citizens who have been living in Britain for five years a "a good start" to Brexit talks.
Merkel said at the end of the first day of a two-day EU leaders summit that British Prime Minister Theresa May "said clearly" to her peers that EU citizens who have been living in the U.K. that long "will be able to hold on to full rights" once Britain leaves the bloc.
Merkel said: "That is a good start."
But Merkel cautioned that the two years of Brexit negotiations that started this week involve "many, many other issues."
She specifically cited the bill Britain will have to pay to leave and the border situation in Ireland as examples.
Merkel said, "It means we have lots left to do."