Oct 7, 2008

French president tries to kill Amendment 138... and fails!

As reported earlier, Amendment 138 recently voted by the EU Parliament has killed dead the "Three Strikes" policy promoted by the French government to fight piracy.

I had failed to notice that last Friday, French President M. Sarkozy has personally written to M. Barroso, President of the European Commission, asking him in turn to kill this amendment. Which AFAIU the Commission cannot even do, unless the European Constitution is at risk...

This request has been officially rejected by the Commission.

Links (in French):
It's not my intention to have any kind of political discussion here, but I get slightly uneasy about this blatant attempt to arm wrestle the Commission into reversing a democratic Parliament decision.

And doesn't M. Sarkozy have more critical issues to worry about right now?

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