Last week, the United Kingdom and the European Union reached an agreement on the draft terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This week, a deal that will establish the UK’s future relationship with the EU is in the works. Prime Minister Theresa May will return to Brussels on November 24 in a bid to modify and seal a Brexit deal before Sunday’s EU summit. The goal is to have a finished deal that can be endorsed by EU leaders at the summit, according to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk.

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, reported in a statement that an agreement had been reached on the deal by negotiators at the political level, but talks are set to continue until the eve of the EU Summit.

The deal was shared with the EU last Thursday morning. For the UK, the objectives of the deal are to secure a free-trade area for goods with zero tariffs on UK products, an end to membership of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Common Fisheries Policy, and a more competitive arrangement for trade in services.

For now, May confirms that her trip to Brussels will be an effort to close the agreement and start the next phase of negotiations, saying, “We have given sufficient direction to our negotiators, I hope, for them to resolve the remaining issues. [...] I will be returning on Saturday for further meetings, including again with President Juncker, to discuss how we can ensure that we can conclude this process.”

To learn more about the updated Brexit deal drafts, visit MercoPress, JOE, or Euractiv.