European Parliament committee says 'no' to ACTA
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European Parliament committee says 'no' to ACTA. Danuta Isler reports.
The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA gets the thumbs down from a European Parliament committee.
PAP Maciej Kulczynski
Report by Danuta Isler
In a ballot on Thursday, the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee rejected the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, ACTA.
It thus followed the footsteps of the Industry Committee, Development Committee, Civil Liberties Committee and Legal Affairs Committee which have all previously voted to reject the treaty as well claiming that, among others, it fails to respect the EU’s fundamental rights.
In order for ACTA to become binding in the whole EU it should be ratified by the European Parliament as well as all the 27 member states. The final vote of the European Parliament will take place on July 4.