According to BBC’s political editor Laura Kenssberg
As I mentioned earlier in the week, it’s “squeaky bum time” for Brexit talks right now. There isn’t likely to be any new proposals as hinted earlier in the day so now it’s time for Barnier and Raab to hash out the differences and find common ground with regards to a solution to the Irish border/backstop.
The EU Summit next week takes place on 17-18 October and for there to be substantial progress made through discussions among European leaders, something has to be delivered from either Barnier or Raab to add to the current rhetoric.
The key deadline remains that of November. Next week’s meeting is all about highlighting progress on Brexit negotiations so that they can work towards a deal next month.