MEPs adopt declaration criticising ACTA

Florian Leppla, 01 January 1970

A majority of MEPs in the European Parliament have today adopted a declaration criticising the secrecy of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and calling on the European Commission to ensure that it respects fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and privacy. The necessary threshold of 50 percent or 369 signatures was reached today and Written Declaration 12/2010 is now the official position of the European Parliament.

A deal on ACTA is expected later this month and the European Parliament is likely to vote on the agreement next year.




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