EU leaders expected to announce extraordinary Brexit summit for November

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Meeting in Salzburg next week likely to give Michel Barnier fresh impetus for deal with UK

EU leaders are expected to announce during a meeting in Salzburg next week that an extraordinary Brexit summit will take place in November, as they give Michel Barnier extra encouragement to strike a deal with the British prime minister.

Discussions on the state of play in the talks will take place over a two-hour lunch at an informal summit in Austria, at which leaders are likely to instruct the EU’s chief negotiator to work with the best of Theresa May’s Chequers proposals.

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