European Council President Donald Tusk said he would meet British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday before he chairs an EU summit starting at 3 p.m. (1400 GMT) in Brussels that will be dominated by Brexit.
British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote by the Conservative Party on Wednesday, but a mutiny by more than a third of her lawmakers indicated parliament was heading toward deadlock over Brexit.
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has met with European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker for the latest round of budget talks.
Initially rumoured to be have been called off – the results of the meeting gave new optimism to a topic that had put Italy at loggerheads with Brussels.
Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Wednesday the largest annual increase in more than 40 years of the minimum wage, saying "a rich country cannot have poor workers". The lowest-paid workers salary would rise 22 percent to €900 per month in 2019, which would cost the state €340m per year. French president Emmanuel Macron under pressure from large public protests announced a €100 increase in the minimum wage.