[ZDNet] Delay ACTA vote, European Commission pleads
The European Commission has asked the European Parliament not to vote on the contentious Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in June.
The Parliament is likely to reject ACTA , but the Commission has argued that the vote should not take place until the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has delivered a verdict on the treaty's compliance with fundamental rights. [...]
However, activists said the Commission's move was a trick designed to head off a quick and final rejection, and the Parliament's trade committee INTA decided late last month not to make a parallel referral to the court. [...]