[EurActiv] Commission sides with business on ACTA
The European Commission took a stance yesterday (4 April) in favour of a quick adoption of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), against the will of the European Parliament, which plans to reject it in a plenary vote by the summer. [...]
The statement comes in response to noises from the Socialist and Green groups in the European Parliament, which vowed to "bury" ACTA by the summer, before the Court would have a chance to issue a verdict. [...]
According to the draft ACTA treaty, the agreement can enter into force after ratification by six signatory states. None has ratified it so far. It is generally agreed that a negative vote in Parliament would "kill" ACTA.