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EU's Barnier now sees 'no-deal' more likely than a deal with UK - sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday he believed a ‘no-deal’ split in ties with Britain at the end of the year is now more likely than agreement on a trade pact, sources in the bloc said.

A diplomat and an official in Brussels, speaking under condition of anonymity, said Barnier made the remark at a meeting with the 27 national European affairs ministers and added that it was time for the bloc to update its no-deal contingency plans.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by John Chalmers

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