Brexit deal possible by end of 2018: European Council President Donald Tusk

WION Web Team Kraków, Poland Oct 06, 2018, 04.48 PM(IST)

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Speaking on the sidelines of a conference in Krakow, Poland, Tusk said: 'We will try for it in October ... and I think there is a chance to have an accord by the end of the year.'

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Saturday it was possible to agree a deal with Britain on leaving the European Union by the end of 2018.

Speaking on the sidelines of a conference in Krakow, Poland, Tusk said: "We will try for it in October ... and I think there is a chance to have an accord by the end of the year."

On Friday, EU Brexit negotiators told ambassadors of the 27 states remaining in the bloc that there was no breakthrough on the Irish issue and much would depend on what their British counterparts bring to Brussels next week.

Britain and the EU are trying to push the divorce deal as well as an agreement on post-Brexit relations in time for two leaders' summits scheduled for October 17-18 and November 17-18.