Boris Johnson has urged the European Union to accelerate the negotiations on Brexit

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will have a dinner meeting in Brussels with senior European Union officials on Monday, in hopes of reinvigorating stalled negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union.

May will also speak to French President Emmanuel Macron and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Monday, the spokesman said.

May will be joined by Brexit Secretary David Davis and they will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Barnier.

Downing Street sources insisted the meeting had "been in the diary for weeks" but the announcement caused surprise in Westminster and comes after last week's negotiations ended with little movement. Currently, talks focus on the exit terms, on the divorce.

After talks with Mr Davis last week, Ms Barnier said negotiations were deadlocked, notably over London's refusal to detail what it was offering to pay Brussels.

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Aside from the money, where Juncker has said Britain may owe something like €60 billion, the EU says there has not been "sufficient progress" on two other critical divorce issues - the rights of expatriate citizens and how to avoid a new EU-UK border disrupting a fragile peace in Northern Ireland.

"This is about reflecting upon Florence and the constructive way it's been received and that we want to continue to move forward in a constructive manner", the spokesman told reporters.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday urged the European Union to speed up talks and start a discussion of the future relationship with the United Kingdom, which is set to leave the bloc in March 2019.

After a similar meeting at 10 Downing Street in late April, leaked accounts of Mr Juncker's " shock" at what he said were unrealistic British expectations irritated Mrs May.

The spokesman said: "The Prime Minister has said on a number of occasions in the House and elsewhere that the United Kingdom and herself have made an offer in the from of the Florence speech and that she looks forward to the EU27 reciprocating".

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