swpat to be council A point *again*?

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at vrijschrift.org
Fri Feb 11 21:24:51 UTC 2005

At Fri, 11 Feb 2005 20:37:37 +0000,
MJ Ray wrote:
> And more on this in today's Midday Express press conference:
> http://europa.eu.int/comm/ebs/schedule_old.cfm?jour=6&semaine=7
> My view: It looks like the Commission is really trying to hammer
> this bad law home, despite the EP request to restart. I suspect
> that they want the Council to pass it so they can broker some
> worse compromise law than the previously amended EP version. Do
> they really want to be associated with forcing bad laws? Has
> someone threatened to increase their software licence fees?
> I also wonder about the "has been removed" phrasing: midnight
> gun on the Polish minister?

I think it was actually our work in the Netherlands which caused the
removal from the agenda: http://wiki.ffii.org/NlVot050210En

It would be better if the commissioner started acting like the EU is a
democracy and not some banana republic.

Jeroen Dekkers

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