The European Parliament today overwhelming approved a resolution on ACTA calling for transparency and raising concerns about substantive elements in the treaty such as the prospect of three strikes and personal border searches. The final vote was 633 in favour, 13 against, and 16 abstentions. The final approved text raises […]
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A joint resolution on Transparency and State of Play of ACTA negotiations from virtually all party groups in the European Parliament was tabled earlier today. It will debated tonight and faces a vote on Wednesday. If approved, the resolution marks a major development in the fight over ACTA transparency. It calls for public access to negotiation texts and rules out further confidential negotiations. Moreover, the EP wants a ban on imposing a three-strikes model, assurances that ACTA will not result in personal searchers at the border, and an ACTA impact assessment on fundamental rights and data protection. The full resolution:
IPTegrity.com covers today's European Parliament Trade Committee hearing on ACTA, where European Commission officials did little to alleviate the concerns of Members of the European Parliament.
Representatives from all European Parliament groups have written to the Eurpean commission seeking more information on ACTA. Questioners include Carl Schlyter (Greens / EFA), Eva Lichtenberger (Greens / EFA), Christian Engström (Greens / EFA), Niccolo Rinaldi (ALDE), Daniel Caspary (EPP), Syed Kamall (ECR), David Martin (S & D), Helmut Scholz […]