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Digital 04-07-2012

MEPs say no to ACTA

After months of intense debate, the European Parliament on Wednesday finally rejected the controversial anti-piracy treaty ACTA. With an outstanding majority of 478 negative votes, MEPs decided that no European member states will be able to join the treaty in its current form. ACTA was first proposed in 2007 to counter the trade of counterfeit good across borders.
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Digital 22-06-2012

Karel De Gucht on ACTA

A European Parliament Committee rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) yesterday (21 June) despite pro-business lobbying by Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, who insisted that Parliament should not decide before the European Court of Justice gives its opinion. A final vote in the full Parliament is expected on 4 July.

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