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Brexit: Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker agree negotiations 'should accelerate'

Brexit negotiations should "accelerate" over the coming months, Britain and the EU have agreed.

Following a meeting in Brussels between Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the pair said efforts should be made to break the negotiating deadlock.

In a joint statement released on Monday, the parties described their meeting as "constructive".

"The Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission reviewed the progress made in the Article 50 negotiations so far and agreed that these efforts should accelerate over the months to come", the statement added.

To date, disagreement over the so-called divorce bill, rights of EU citizens and the Irish border have hampered negotiations, meaning talks have been unable to encompass future trading relationships.