EU of­fi­cial sees room for Brexit break­through next week

Malta Independent - - World -

Euro­pean Union Com­mis­sioner Guen­ther Oet­tinger says he sees room for a ma­jor break­through in the Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions next week when lead­ers from the 27 EU na­tions meet with Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May. Oet­tinger con­firmed re­ports that progress was be­ing made on the di­vi­sive is­sue of the bor­der on the is­land of Ire­land and said Fri­day that “It does ap­pear pos­si­ble there will be a break­through.” He in­sisted that “cer­tainly the way to do this is be­ing pre­pared this week and most likely will be pre­sented next week.” EU lead­ers have a two-day sum­mit start­ing Wed­nes­day. There were re­ports overnight in Lon­don that a deal on the bor­der, the last miss­ing piece of a with­drawal agree­ment, was close.

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