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Labour slams government's silence on ACTA

Labour slams the government for keeping silent on the rejection of ACTA by the European Parliament.

6 July 2012, 12:00am
Labour has slammed the government for keeping mum on the rejection of ACTA by the European Parliament .

On Wednesday, the European Parliament rejected the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in a 478 to 39 vote with 165 abstentions, after failed attempts by the European People's Party (EPP) to delay the decision.

Labour MP Michael Farrugia said the government has not said one word or at least apologised for signing the agreement in the wake of the rejection.

Farrugia said that the government had "secretly signed the agreement" and it was only after Labour revealed this fact that the government admitted to signing and defended its decision.

"It is shameful that the arrogant GonziPN does not apologise for signing the agreement which went against the interests of the Maltese people," Farrugia said.