The EU and Britain must quickly solve major issues in Brexit negotiations such as finances and citizens' rights, EU parliament's Brexit negotiator said.
PM Theresa May said she would tell fellow EU leaders on Thursday of "ambitious plans" for progress in Brexit negotiations in the coming weeks.
EU President Donald Tusk on Wednesday warned Britain not to expect any breakthrough in Brexit negotiations at a European summit this week.
Germany believes a lot has already been achieved in Brexit negotiations and Berlin is upbeat about the prospects of making further progress in the talks.
Nothing has been formally agreed with the EU on moving the next round of Brexit negotiations, British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
The British government should stop seeking Brexit negotiations and get more realistic about the likely outcome of divorce talks with the EU, said Jim O‘Neill.