September 20, 2019 / 2:27 PM / 4 months ago

Dutch PM Rutte: Brexit deal by October 31 is still possible

FILE PHOTO: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte attends a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in The Hague, Netherlands, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday he did not rule out a Brexit deal before the October 31 deadline but he still has not seen new solutions to the Irish border problem.

“With a few nights of hard work a lot can be done, but it all starts with the will to agree”, Rutte said.

“I can only respond to real, specific proposals.”

Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg and Bart Meijer; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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