On 4 July, MEPs overwhelming voted to reject the anti-counterfeiting ACTA agreement, the first time ever the Parliament put an end to an international trade agreement. ACTA proved to be controversial from the start as many people feared it would favour large companies' interests to the detriment of human rights.
No fewer than six parliamentary committees were involved in the preparation with all meetings shown live on the website. Five parliamentary committees came out against the agreement while the petition committee received a petition against ACTA signed by about three million concerned citizens.
The Parliament's decision means that ACTA will not be able to enter into force in the EU. Watch the process unfold from petition to decision in the slideshow.