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According to a Reuters story, citing unnamed EU sources, the mid-November EU summit on Brexit was seen less likely now, though it might still be possible in the second half of the month.

Key highlights:

   “¢   Breakthrough needed this week or early next for the EU Council President Tusk to be able to call a special summit of the EU leaders to endorse any Brexit deal in November.

   “¢   EU & UK Brexit negotiators looking at linking extension of the transition period with Irish backstop to make the latter more palatable to Britain.

   “¢   A planned update of EU envoys on Brexit moved from Wednesday to Friday, suggests no decisive progress yet in negotiations as EU awaits British decision on proposals on the table.