The world this week (Oct 15-21): A possible Brexit deal and more

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-10-13 18:00

Brussels will host a Euro summit on possible Brexit deal and an Asia-Europe Meeting summit, Norwegian King and Queen are on a tour in China, and Afghans will vote for a new parliament.

Let's discover these upcoming political events that will be under spotlight around the world for week starting Oct 15.

EU leaders to discuss a possible Brexit deal

An anti-Brexit protester waves a flag opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Oct 9, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]

European Union leaders will meet to discuss a possible Brexit deal with Britain in Brussels on Oct 17.

EU officials and diplomats say leaders hope to be able to agree a final withdrawal treaty offer to London, which British Prime Minister Theresa May can then accept in principle, paving the way for a further special summit on Nov 17-18 to complete terms for a political declaration on a future EU-UK trading relationship.

If they cannot strike a deal, an emergency summit could be held in November and if the talks go right down to the wire, a scheduled European Council meeting in December could be used to finalize arrangements.

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