BBC News – Brexit: UK-EU trade talks resume ahead of June summit
Talks between the UK and EU over a post-Brexit trade deal will enter their third round later, ahead of a decisive summit next month.
Both sides are due to decide by the end of June whether the current deadline for negotiating an agreement should be extended beyond the end of December.
The UK has said it will not agree to an extension, even if the EU requests one.
Transition extension calls
The UK is currently in a transition period under which it must follow most EU regulations, following its legal withdrawal from the bloc on 31 January.
Both sides exchanged legal text on a future trade deal in March. After the negotiations this week, a fourth round of talks is scheduled to begin on 1 June.