Christian Engström, Pirat

A majority in the European Parliament just voted in favor of a resolution saying that it

“regrets that China has not taken part in the negotiations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)”

Although this is not quite the same as voting yes to the ACTA agreement as such, it is a very alarming signal that there may in fact be a majority to say yes to ACTA in the European Parliament, despite all statements about “ACTA being dead” that have been circulating in the press and elsewhere.

The vote was a separate vote on a part of a bigger resolution with the title EU and China: Unbalanced Trade?. The mention of ACTA is in Article 15 of the resolution.

That the whole resolution was adopted is one thing, since it contained lots of other things, and members of the European Parliament (MEPs) may have liked the other…

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