“I spoke with the Prime Minister (Boris Johnson) by phone, and the European Commission and I really think that there is progress. But there are issues that still need to be resolved, and I hope this can be done today, and this will allow us to ratify an agreement at the European Council tomorrow, and will allow the House of Commons to express its point of view on Saturday. But even if this does not work out, we still have time, "said Varadkar.
He noted that he believes in the possibility of concluding an agreement on Britain’s exit from the EU.
"I am convinced that all parties are serious about reaching an agreement by the end of this month. There is a way to the agreement, but many issues still have to be resolved," he said.
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The UK exit from the EU is currently scheduled for October 31, 2019. The British parliament passed a law according to which Prime Minister Boris Johnson, if by 19 October it is not possible to agree on the Brexit agreement with the EU, will have to ask Brussels for a three-month delay. However, the prime minister had previously warned that he would rather "die in the gutter" than he would ask the EU about this.