EU: Brexit deal growing more likely, talks with UK extended

Sun Online Desk

11th October, 2019 04:41:03 printer

EU: Brexit deal growing more likely, talks with UK extended

The European Union said Friday that talks with the UK to find an amicable divorce deal were back on track, despite huge challenges and a looming end-of-month deadline for Britain to leave the bloc on October 31.

EU Council President Donald Tusk said he has "received promising signals" from Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar that a Brexit deal is still possible, so he has extended a deadline to continue the Brexit talks, reports AP.

Tusk, speaking in Nicosia, said "for the first time" Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saw a pathway toward a deal.

Originally, Tusk said he was planning to pull the plug on talks today, but because of the breakthrough he can now see talks going through the weekend, ahead of the EU's two-day summit, which starts next Thursday.

 

 


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