Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 12:59 UTC
Legal While our beloved readers from the United States celebrate their independence (have a good one, guys and girls), the European Parliament has just voted against ACTA with an absolutely overwhelming majority: 478 against ACTA, 39 in favour (and 165 abstentions). I'm raising a coffee to this one, kids.
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RE: Hold the fireworks...
by darknexus on Wed 4th Jul 2012 16:01 UTC in reply to "Hold the fireworks..."
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The responsible commissoner De Gucht already said 14 days ago that he would ignore any parliament decision and only accept the European Court decision.

I don't get it. If the commissioner can ignore parliament's decision, what purpose does the parliament serve?

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