EU's Sefcovic hoping UK words are followed by action on N.Ireland protocol

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<div> <p><span class="caps">DUBLIN</span> – The European Union hopes a change of tone by Britain in efforts to break an impasse over post-Brexit trade arrangements for Northern Ireland will be followed by actions, the European Commission’s Maros Sefcovic said on Friday </p> <p>“Right now we need the UK government to reciprocate the significant move the EU has made. I noticed and welcome a recent change of tone from the UK government and we hope that actions will follow the words,” Sefcovic told a conference ahead of a meeting on the issue with his British counterpart on Friday.</p> <p>The two sides agreed to intensify efforts to solve issues around the protocol this week, although British Brexit minister David Frost said “significant gaps” remained. </p> <p/> </div>