MEPs voted against controversial anti-counterfeiting agreement ACTA at the July plenary in Strasbourg. They also discussed what had been achieved during the Danish presidency in the first six months of this year and the priorities of the new Cypriot presidency.
The Parliament voted on 4 July on ACTA, which without the Parliament's consent would not be able to enter into force in the EU. All five committees involved in ACTA came out against the agreement, but the recommendation to reject was not binding on MEPs.
Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt discussed on 3 July what had been achieved during her country's presidency in the first half of 2012, while Cypriot president Demetris Christofias presented the priorities of the new presidency the following day.
MEPs also voted on 3 July on a resolution calling for all new cars to be fitted by 2015 with eCall devices to alert the rescue services in case of an accident and also debated with the Council and Commission complaints about the reintroduction of border checks between countries in the passport-free Schengen area on 4 July.