European stocks opened lower on Thursday after a Northern Irish political party voiced concerns about a proposed Brexit deal between the U.K. and the EU, as European leaders meet at a critical EU summit.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 fell 0.3% in early trade, basic resources falling 2.3% to lead losses while household goods rose 0.3% as most sectors entered negative territory.
The bid for a last-gasp deal on Britain's departure from the EU will likely dominate the two-day summit in Brussels. Any prospective deal will need approval from the 27 European leaders who meet on Thursday, before requiring ratification from the British parliament.
Source : CNBC