LONDON – A European Union chief says the probabilities of Britain and the bloc placing a Brexit deal are rising, amid stories the 2 sides are shifting nearer on the fraught challenge of the Irish border.
European Fee President Jean-Claude Juncker instructed Austrian newspapers in feedback revealed Saturday that “the rapprochement potential between either side has elevated in current days.”
Negotiations faltered after the EU mentioned final month that British Prime Minister Theresa Could’s proposal for post-Brexit financial relations was unacceptable.
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The primary impediment is guaranteeing there are not any customs posts or border checks alongside the frontier between the U.Okay.’s Northern Eire and EU member Eire.
EU leaders say there must be main progress at an Oct. 17-18 summit for there to be a deal earlier than Britain leaves on March 29.