Update on ACTA's referral to the Court of Justice of the European Union
The European Commission took a stance on April 4 in favour of a quick adoption of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), so as to avoid that the European Parliament might take a precipitate decision before the Court of Justice of the European Union pronounces on the ACTA compatibility with the European Treaties, in particular with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
“I am very pleased that we are now one step closer to ensuring clarity on ACTA. As I said when I first proposed this action in late February, I believe the European Commission has a responsibility to provide our democratically elected parliamentary representatives and the public at large with the most detailed and accurate information available”, the EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht stated as regards.
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