Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Brexit: 'No optimism' for summit breakthrough, says European Council president Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk has poured cold water on hopes of a Brexit breakthrough at Wednesday's EU summit, saying the Irish border was still a sticking point.

The European Council president said he had "no grounds for optimism" it would be solved at the summit.

And he called on Theresa May to come up with "concrete proposals" to break the "impasse".

The prime minister told her cabinet a deal was within reach if the government "stand together and stand firm".

Asked if she would be coming forward with "concrete proposals" at the summit, Mrs May's official spokesman said: "The prime minister set out her position yesterday (Monday). She looks forward to a face-to-face discussion with him tomorrow.
"There are many areas where we have made progress. More progress is needed on the backstop."

BBC     News.

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