Optimism rises for Brexit breakthrough next week

(VOVWORLD) - EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Friday that he sees room for a breakthrough in the negotiations next week, when leaders from the 27 EU nations meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May. 

Oettinger said progress was being made on the difficult issue of the border on the island of Ireland.

At a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday in Germany, Slovenia’s Prime Minister Marjan Sarec said he hopes for optimistic results on Brexit at the EU summit to be held on Wednesday.