ACTA Dominoes Are Falling: Germany Says It Won't Sign For NowRick Falvinge
Feb. 10, 2012
Afghan Migrants 'Use Belts As Whips' to Attack Austrians at Christmas Celebration
California Mom 'Kidnapped by Two Hispanic Women, Branded, Starved to Brink of Death'
SHOCK VIDEO: Migrant Kicks German Woman Down Subway Stairs
Danes Perform Teeth & Bone Tests to Determine Ages of 'Child Migrants,' Find 74% Are Adults
Hillary Clinton Calls For Censorship Of "Fake News," Says "Lives Are At Risk"
The news just broke: Germany says it will not be signing ACTA for the time being.
The news (Spiegel, Netzpolitik) seems to cast the future of ACTA into serious doubt. The accord requires signatures and ratification from all 27 of the European member states as well as from the European Parliament itself.
It started with Poland announcing a hold to the ACTA ratification, which – just like that – put the whole agreement in doubt. Few people seem to know this, but Poland is a heavyweight in the European Union’s policymaking.
That was followed by the Slovenian Ambassador apologizing in public for her signature on the agreement, saying she had failed in her civic duty, and calling for anti-ACTA rallies, which is profoundly unique.
Since then, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Latvia have stepped forward and said they’re putting ratification on hold.