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Impact Assessment for ACTA

Let’s not forget item 14 of the European Parliament resolution of 18 Dec 2008, quote:

14. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to negotiate ACTA under conditions of the utmost transparency towards EU citizens, especially with regard to the definitions of the terms “counterfeiting” and “piracy” and the criminal sanction measures foreseen; takes the view that the social impact of the agreement as well as the impact on civil liberties must be assessed; supports the establishment of a task force to examine the implementation of the agreement, by promoting this subject in dialogue between the European Union and third countries and as part of cooperation measures with those countries;

More than 3 years later the European Commission still has not complied with the Parliament resolution. For impact assessments the Commission provides a guideline COM(2010)573.


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