UK PM Johnson's offer focuses on a complicated proposal for preserving a free-flowing border between British-run Northern Ireland and EU member state Ireland after Brexit.
In the two years since Article 50 was triggered, the long, arduous process that is Brexit has been whittled down to one complicated term: the backstop. What is it and why is it holding things up?
"The withdrawal agreement will not be renegotiated," says European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, while EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says time too short to find alternative arrangement to UK's divorce deal.
British Prime Minister Theresa May won a few weeks to salvage a Brexit deal but headed toward a clash with the European Union by promising to overhaul the divorce agreement she spent a year and a half negotiating with the bloc.
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