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[4]: Hold the fireworks...
by B. Janssen on Thu 5th Jul 2012 08:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Hold the fireworks..."
B. Janssen
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"Once assembled, only the 1st commisioner can dismss another commissioner. So to get rid if De Gucht pester Barroso.

Yeah, sure, because Barroso the ultra-liberal, ultra-atlantist guy is going to rmemove De Gucht over ACTA ?

I didn't say it would work, but that's one of two ways how you can get rid of a commissioner. The other is to fully replace the *whole* commission through a vote of no confidence by the parliament. Sounds more likely? Didn't think so.

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