Sentiment appears to have been boosted somewhat, following a positive close on Wall Street on Wednesday, and a mixed session from Asia.
In Europe, Thursday will mark the final day of the third round of Brexit negotiations, which are currently taking place in Brussels.
Investors will be keeping a close eye on the event, as statements about the current progress of the exit talks add pressure on the groups to come up with a strong, strategic relationship.
Meanwhile, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has been in Japan where she has been discussing politics and trade ties with the country.
During her visit, May spoke about her future in politics, telling the BBC that she was “here for the long term,” and that her and the U.K. government were not just about delivering on Brexit, but about providing a brighter future for the nation in general.