"Well, I think…we are pretty far [along]. I do think we can get to a deal today and [or] tomorrow, but there are still a few outstanding issues," Rutte told reporters during the ongoing European Council summit in Brussels.
The two-day EC summit is running from February 18 to 19. European leaders are discussing the United Kingdom's plans to hold a referendum on its membership of the bloc unless concessions are achieved over political and economic power devolution as well as curbs on migration and EU migrants' social benefits.
On February 2, European Council President Donald Tusk offered an array of reforms to meet some of London's demands, while British Prime Minister David Cameron stressed that there may be just months to settle an agreement before a Brexit referendum takes place.
Cameron pledged to hold a referendum on the United Kingdom's future within the European Union by the end of 2017. Ahead of the vote, the British prime minister is seeking to revise the terms of the country's membership in the bloc, including an exemption from the EU principle of an ever-closer union and in-work benefit curbs for EU immigrants.