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Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have approved a further month of Brexit negotiations after agreeing that enough progress has been made to justify a last push to reach a deal on trade and security.
The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, will travel to London this week for talks with his British counterpart David Frost, and the two sides will then hold follow-up talks in Brussels the week after.
The fresh rounds were agreed following a phone call on Saturday afternoon between the British prime minister and European commission president. EU sources said the conversation was “not a game-changer” but not “unhelpful” with both sides showing resolve to find landing zones on the most difficult areas.