EU Parliament Committees Ask for Rejection of ACTA

May 31, 2012

This morning three committees of the European Parliament asked for rejection of ACTA.

Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home affairs:
36 in favour of rejecting ACTA, 1 against and 21 abstentions.

Legal Affairs Committee:
12 in favour of rejecting ACTA, 10 against.

Industry Committee:
31 in favour of rejecting ACTA, 25 against

These committees were asked to give an opinion on whether the lead committee for International Trade (INTA) should give its consent or not to the Treaty.

This does not constitute a final vote but could already be considered as quite positive for the vote in INTA that is to take place on 21st June. The final vote in plenary is scheduled for early July.