EU commissioner Hogan sees ’cause for some optimism’ on Brexit talks

Reuters | Sep 13, 2019 at 10:22 AM

DUBLIN, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The European Union's incoming trade commissioner Phil Hogan on Friday said he saw "some cause for optimism" about a breakthrough in negotiations to secure an orderly British exit from the European Union, Irish broadcaster RTE reported.

"You could be forgiven for thinking that those words have a touch of Groundhog Day about them. But I want to be clear that recent events in London give us cause for some optimism," Hogan was quoted as saying during a speech at a conference in Ireland.