Boris Johnson said he will present Brussels with what he believed were "constructive and reasonable proposals, which provide a compromise for both sides."
He then went on to make a number of promises related to the Irish border issue.
A reminder: the border has been the main sticking point in the Brexit negotiations. Both sides agree that in line with the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, there cannot be any border infrastructure between the Republic of Ireland, which is an EU member, and Northern Ireland, which will remain part of the UK.
We will under no circumstances have checks at or near the border in Northern Ireland. We will respect the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement.
We will go further and protect the existing regulatory arrangements for farmers and other businesses on both sides of the border. And at the same time we will allow the UK -- whole and entire -- to withdraw from the EU, with control of our own trade policy from the start.
However, he did not go into the details of his new proposal. And the EU has said repeatedly that the details matter the most.