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EU to stay away from Acta signing ceremony

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EU to stay away from Acta signing ceremony

The European Union, along with Mexico and Switzerland, will not be signing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement at a ceremony on Saturday.

Only those countries whose national governments have approved the secretively drawn-up treaty will take part in the ceremony, which will take place in Japan. According to a European Commission statement quoted by Out-Law.com, the Council of Ministers still has to authorise an EU representative to the sign the document, after which the European Parliament will have to give its approval.

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