Boris Johnson has reportedly given the EU until September to confirm a trade deal.
Face-to-face talks on a deal between the EU and the UK have now begun in Brussels, after both sides pledged to “intensify” discussions.
This is the first time the UK’s chief negotiator, David Frost, and his EU counterpart, Michel Barnier, have met face-to-face since talks started in March.
Negotiations took place virtually during the coronavirus pandemic.
Boris Johnson has said a deal could even be reached this month with “new momentum”.
He spoke with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen earlier this month.
This latest round of talks will continue all week, with Mr Frost and Mr Barnier expected to meet this Friday.
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