Karel de Gucht addresses Euro Parliament in advance of ACTA Vote

The European Parliament votes today on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, against the background of the referral of ACTA by the Commission to the ECJ on the question of its compatibility with TFEU and the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

In a somewhat impassioned plea he maintains that there is nothing to fear from ACTA in terms of breaching the key freedoms and he stresses the need for a unified and coherent law in this area to support Europe’s emergence from the current economic troubles.

The clear message is that voting against ACTA sends the wrong message the world. In a typically European ending he hints at the possible concessions and procedural compromises which he hopes will head off any significant revolt.

The full text is here:

http://tinyurl.com/cqy2tg8

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  1. German TV news is reporting this afternoon that ACTA will be voted down by EU Parliament after decisive rejection in Committee

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