Should Brits vote to leave the European Union, it would set a precedent. The UK would be the first member state to exit the EU. And many British civil servants working in Brussels would have to pack their bags and leave.
With a Brexit deal uncertain, she can't expect much applause from the EU. The European Union, DW's Bernd Riegert reports, is looking ahead to the next act of the drama in November.
Angela Merkel says a deal for Britain to leave the European Union is still possible. But, the German chancellor says, not enough progress has been made on central issues and an agreement is not inevitable.
The EU summit brought the possibility of an extended period for Britain's Brexit process and more funds for dealing with migrants across the bloc. But the UK's Theresa May has challenges from her own party at home.
EU and UK Brexit negotiators have paused talks until after this week's EU summit. Amid some speculation that officials would confirm a provisional Brexit deal on Sunday, the Northen Irish issue got in the way, again.
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