British Prime Minister Theresa May has been urging EU governments to move forward in Brexit talks.
Downing Street is keen to move on to talking trade.
Negotiations have been held up over the past months over citizens’ rights and the Brexit divorce bill.
“There has been a very positive atmosphere in the talks and a genuine feeling that we want to move forward together. I said that we would honour our commitments, I said that no country, no member state of the EU needs to worry that they would receive less or have to pay in more in the current budget plan and that we would honour our commitments. That’s what we’ve been talking about,” said May as she left a meeting in Brussels.
May said that she did not want a hard border to return to the island of Ireland.
There are fears that it could undermine the Northern Ireland peace agreement.
EU leaders meet in Brussels on December 14 and 15 to discuss Brexit.