EU commissioner-designate for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, appeared yesterday in hearings on her priorities in the coming years. ACTA was discussed during the hearings, with Kroes indicating that the EU plans to stand firm in the negotiations and that the U.S. (and presumably Canada) will have to agree to their terms:
"No text has been agreed yet. There has been a first proposal tabled by the U.S. For the Commission the objective of the negotiations is that our international partners guarantee the same level of protection of IP rights as the EU currently applies…there will be no harmonization via the backdoor. We stick to the line they have to move to our side and that's it."