[A2k] Will the EU Parliament Legal Affairs Committee tomorrow vote on ACTA?
ante at ffii.org
Wed Jan 19 06:17:20 PST 2011
Will the EU Parliament Legal Affairs Committee tomorrow ask the legal service
whether ACTA complies with the Treaties?
January 19, 2011
Member of Parliament Jan Philipp Albrecht (Greens) wants to ask the "legal
service of the Parliament if the final Version of ACTA and its foreseen
legislative procedure is in line with the Treaties of the European Union and
which legal possibilities there are for the European Parliament to challenge
this in front of the European Court of Justice".
It seems Chairman Klaus-Heiner Lehne (EPP) is rather hesitant to do this. The
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement’s criminal measures criminalise ordinary
companies and individuals. The measures seem to violate the Treaties. Does the
EPP want to close its eyes to that?
Will we ever know what happened? The vote on this is not on the agenda, unless
it is "In camera 7. Disputes involving Parliament". Does the Parliament go
secret on ACTA?
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