The European Union says it is still waiting for useful proposals to come from Britain to unblock stalled negotiations on Britain's departure terms from the bloc.
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Thursday that he is ``still ready to work on any new legal and operational proposal'' from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but indicated insufficient progress had been achieved in the past few weeks.
Barnier said ``we are still waiting,'' underscoring the view that four papers over the past days fell far short to get real negotiations going again.
The EU already had a deal with the UK on departure terms but it was rejected in the British parliament. Johnson now wants to drastically renegotiate the agreement or leave without a deal on Oct. 31.