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BRUSSELS—The European Commission said on Tuesday it would not move to the next step of its legal action against Britain for unilaterally changing trading arrangements for Northern Ireland, in response to Britain’s request for a “standstill.” The European Union in March began a so-called infringement procedure against Britain for making changes to the Northern Ireland trade arrangements that Brussels says breach the Brexit divorce deal agreed with London last year. The Northern Ireland protocol was part of the Brexit settlement, backed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, that finally sealed Britain’s divorce from the EU four years after voters backed leaving in a referendum. Brexit minister David Frost told parliament on July 21 that London wanted to renegotiate the protocol and asked for a standstill period that would extend current grace periods on trade between Britain and Northern Ireland and freeze existing EU legal action. The Commission rejected the idea of …