European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he backs the Spitzenkandidat - or lead candidate - process in chosing his successor next year. Under that system, the presidency goes to the candidate whose party wins the most seats in the European parliament.
The EU Commission President and UK Prime Minister say they are confident of reaching agreement on the "Phase One" Brexit issues by the end of the week. Talks on the "Divorce Bill". the rights of EU nationals and the Irish border issue to continue this week.