British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had been "powerfully encouraged" by German Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion that a solution could be sought in the next 30 days.
Amid growing calls for an outright ban, the EU has come under increasing pressure to help protect African elephants by ending the trade of ivory within its borders
The EU has praised Spain for taking in the NGO vessel Open Arms, which has been denied entry to Italy with over 100 migrants on board.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to stick to an October 31 deadline for Brexit, even if there is no deal in place to regulate the country's departure from the European Union.
Matteo Salvini, who has plunged Italy into turmoil by pulling out of the coalition government, could eventually take the country out of the EU, a former prime minister has warned
Germany's level of compliance with anti-corruption recommendations issued in 2015 was "overall very low," the Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) said.