The Brexit agreement could be time to materialize.
European Council President Donald Tusk said Wednesday afternoon that "theoretically, within seven or eight hours everything could be clearer."
Tusk says that "it is still undergoing some changes, but the foundations of the agreement are ready and theoretically we could accept it tomorrow."
But all is not right. "Yesterday I was ready to bet on a deal … today some doubts have arisen on the British side," he explains in remarks reproduced by Reuters. "Everything is well underway, but as you will have noticed, with Brexit and especially with our British partners, anything is possible."
Tusk's stance is far more optimistic than that revealed by Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who this morning said the talks had yet to resolve some of the issues separating London from Brussels. However, on Wednesday Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said there had been "surprising" positive developments in the discussion process.
An agreement between the United Kingdom and Brussels is not enough for Brexit to move forward, as it has yet to be ratified by the British Parliament. Progress has also been made on Wednesday, with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party giving way at a point on which it had previously expressed doubts. The support of the PUD is essential for Boris Johnson to be able to get the agreement approved in London, and yet it is not certain that he will gather enough votes.